Britney Spears responds to her sister’s GMA interview, says ‘everything was given to her’

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Britney Spears has responded to an interview held with her younger sister, Jamie Lynn, saying that she “never had to work for anything”.

Jamie Lynn’s Good Morning America interview caused controversy before it even aired. As a teaser for the interview, where she was publicizing her new book Things I Should Have Said, circulated online, Britney took to Instagram to throw some shade her sister’s way, posting a photo of a typewriter and asking fans whether she should “start from the beginning.”

Now, the interview has aired, and Jamie Lynn talked about Britney’s conservatorship as well as her alleged behavior. That apparently didn’t sit well with Britney, who penned a lengthy statement on Twitter about the whole thing. While a lot of it talks about her battling a fever, she does rebut some of her sister’s comments.

“She was never around me much 15 years ago at that time,” she said. “So why are they even talking about that unless she wants to sell a book at my expense.”

Britney also touched on the fact that Jamie Lynn performs remixed versions of Britney songs.

“I know it may sound like a silly thing to most people but I wrote a lot of my songs and my sister was the baby,” she wrote.

“She never had to work for anything. Everything was always given to her! I do remember asking my sister why she did that when she knew I was waiting to change my show and her only words were, ‘Well, it wasn’t my idea …’ Hope your book does well, Jamie Lynn!”

Britney Spears, Twitter

In her interview, Jamie Lynn also said she tried to help her sister but “didn’t want to be a part” of the conservatorship.

“I didn’t understand what was happening, nor was I focused on that,” she said.

“I was focused on the fact that I was a 17-year-old about to have a baby. I understand just as little about it then as I do now.”

Britney retorted, saying she always took the high road when it came to her sister.

“But see, I always was the bigger person. They all got to DO IT and PLAY ME and I always sat there and took it … So yes, they did ruin my dreams. My family ruined my dreams 100 billion percent and try to make me look like the crazy one … My family loves to pull me down and hurt me always so I am disgusted with them!

“Psss lesson learned from all this don’t trust people or anyone … make your cats and dogs your family and take care of your own dam self!”

Take a look at the full statement below.

Things I Should Have Said comes out on January 18.