Britney Spears branded RACIST after naming only black people in a post about cannabis
Britney Spears has been accused of racism after she said that her teenage sons were growing up in a house with more marijuana than a slew of famous faces – all of them black.
The 40-year-old singer is currently in the midst of an explosive and highly-public row with her ex-husband Kevin Federline, who last week told DailyMail.com their sons Sean, 16, and Jayden, 15, do not want to see their mother.
Spears posted a lengthy retort on Instagram, attacking Federline’s parenting and claiming the boys were being raised in a household ‘has more weed than Ludacris, 50 Cent, Jay Z and Puff Daddy combined.’
Britney Spears, seen in a video she posted to Instagram, has accused her ex-husband of surrounding their teenage sons with marijuana
Several Twitter users bashed Britney Spears for her Instagram post where she mentioned a series of African-American rappers as part of a rebuttal toward ex-husband Kevin Federline.
It was quickly noted that all four people she cited as marijuana smokers were black, and several people pointed out that former dealer 50 Cent is now avowedly clean-living.
‘Britney was WRONG for this and it wouldn’t be the first time she’s made questionable comments about black artists. End of,’ said one.
‘So everyone is just ignoring how #BritneySpears assumed a bunch of black rappers are smoking weed and compared successful black millionaires to her sperm factory, no job having baby daddy?’ one person said.
‘Britney Spears named a bunch of black rappers to make a comparison about weed,’ another pointed out.
‘Why those particular people? And they’re all black,’ said one woman, writing on an online discussion board.
One online discussion board prompted several users to call out Britney Spears for making racist statements when she mentioned Ludacris, Jay Z, 50 Cent and Puff Daddy
‘I don’t like that at all. It’s giving she assumes every black rapper smokes weed.
‘And when she thinks of weed she thinks of black people. Interesting.’
Another said: ‘Jay Z and 50 have famously said they don’t do drugs. The only reason she named them is because they’re black.’
One commented: ‘The racism jumped out,’ while another said: ‘This seems racially motivated…..’
Yet another sarcastically stated: ‘So she didn’t know any white people who smoke weed?’
‘She could have at least through Willie Nelson in the mix,’ one replied.
The Louisiana-born singer said in her lengthy post that the situation with her sons ‘breaks my heart.’
Difficult: The pop star, 40, seemed to be responding to an exclusive DailyMail.com interview with her ex-husband Kevin Federline, 44, in which the dancer claimed that his sons Sean, 16, and Jayden, 15, had chosen to stay apart from their mother
She said the teenagers acted in a ‘hateful’ way to her during some of their visits and didn’t want to spend time together.
Spears added that her children’s indifference was frustrating, writing: ‘I want to shake their shoulders and say wake up I’m here too!!! The teenage age is weird, I don’t know what’s going on in their heads!!!’
She begun the four-page social media post discussing her new ‘adorable neighborhood’ and admitted that though her new home is beautiful, she misses her old house, adding, ‘It’s hard for me to let go of things I truly love… like my kids.’
She then condemned Federline for participating in the interview, saying: ‘The situation should have 100 percent been dealt with privately and definitely not online!!!’
Fighting back: The singer stated that her teenagers acted ‘hateful’ towards her during some of their visits and didn’t want to spend time together, and that Federline’s household ‘has more weed than Ludacris, 50 Cent, Jay Z and Puff Daddy combined’
She defended her household while taking issue with Federline’s wife Victoria Prince, 39, and her ‘goal’ which is ‘to keep the children away from all of the controversy and trauma’ in Spears’ home.
‘I have love in my home and I have blessings from the people I allow in and out of my home,’ said Spears.
‘I looked forward to seeing my kids every week… It was 2 days a week but I asked him to ask to stay for more days…. maybe 3… but then the next week they stayed for only one day.’
Frustrating: Spears added that her children’s indifference was frustrating, writing: ‘I want to shake their shoulders and say wake up I’m here too!!! The teenage age is weird, I don’t know what’s going on in their heads!!!’
Private: The Criminal hitmaker then hit back at her ex for participating in the interview, saying: ‘The situation should have 100 percent been dealt with privately and definitely not online!!!’
Trying: The recently married singer went on to complain that she hasn’t been able to see her kids more frequently, despite trying
‘Yeah, I know that teenagers are just hard to deal with with at that age… but COME ON, there’s being rude then there’s being HATEFUL… They would visit me, walk in the door, do straight to their room and lock the door!!!’ she wrote.
‘The MONITOR would tell me that he just likes to be in his room… I’m like why come visit if they don’t even visit me!!!’
She added: ‘It hurts and I want to scream!!!
‘I can’t process how I dedicated 20 years of my life to those kids… everything was about them!!! For them to knock the breath out of me.’
Mysterious: Britney added three more mysterious posts to her feed on Wednesday
A game of chess: Another post featured an online chess board with an interesting message in the caption
Strange: She followed it up with yet another post of herself covering her face with a towel, writing, ‘I’d rather go blind!!! What’s worth a shot??? Just saying’
‘We would always do prayer time, not really prayer time, that sounds silly but it’s called ‘devotion’… where you read two or three pages in a prayer book and talk about it,’ she went on.
‘I always TRIED and TRIED and maybe that’s why they stopped coming here!!! I wanted them to love so much that I might have overdone it!!!’
‘This summer, they told me ‘we may come here less’ and I was like that’s fine. I called they dad and I told him that it seems the boys are wanting to stop coming here as much, which I get because they have their own thing going on but I feel like they are being pretty harsh!!!’
Chaos: It comes after Federline has broken a near decade-long silence in a wide-ranging, moving TV interview in which he talks openly about his ongoing battle to keep the chaos that surrounds his former wife as far removed from his sons as possible
‘It’s tough’: Kevin indicated that their sons are embarrassed by the former Mouseketeer’s frequent posts of herself nearly nude
‘His words were ‘I would never let them make that decision on their own… I would never do that to you’!!! Well after that, I haven’t seen them since!!!’
Spears then lashed out at Federline’s attorney, saying: ‘He wants to bring up my past with that bald-headed peckerhead face Kaplan and circle back to that hard time in my life!!! That was almost 20 years ago… their game doesn’t work anymore!!!’
She concluded her message by writing: ‘You can’t fix me !!! No therapy or sense of worship can fix my heart !!! I will forever have trauma and I know this, I’ve accepted it.’
She concluded: ‘Either way, I have a beautiful pool, a supportive husband, and 5 dogs.’
‘100% I feel like he saved her back then’: Kevin also defended Britney’s estranged father Jamie (pictured in 2008) who controlled every aspect of her life during a 13-year conservatorship, which ended on November 12
On Wednesday, she appeared to continue venting her frustration.
One post featured a painting of a woman by an artist known as @carriedraw, an illustrator from Hong Kong.
The caption read: ‘I need to OPEN my EYES ??? Then you’ll explain things to me ??? Can you explain to MY A**??? Psss portrait of a lady!!!!’
Another post featured an online chess board, with the caption: ‘I’ve been so so so so safe mamma!!! Finding out the truth … IT’S BEEN A LONG TIME FOR ME!!! Is it kinda cool out here??? The famous game of chess goes like THIS … CHECK MATE!!! ‘F*** YOU, YOU CAN’T DO THAT’ I JUST DID!!!”
She followed it up with yet another post of herself covering her face with a towel, writing: ‘I’d rather go blind!!! What’s worth a shot??? Just saying’
‘One word – hurtful’: On Saturday night, Spears said it ‘saddened’ her to hear Kevin speaking so publicly about private family matters
Short-lived: Kevin’s two-year marriage to Britney ended in July 2007, and just six months later she was put on 5150 involuntary psychiatric hold (pictured in 2006)
Federline, in a series of interviews, said their sons are embarrassed by Spears’ frequent posts of herself partially clothed.
‘I try to explain to them, ‘Look, maybe that’s just another way she tries to express herself,” said Federline – who’s said to receive $20,000 a month in child support.
‘But that doesn’t take away from the fact of what it does to them. It’s tough. I can’t imagine how it feels to be a teenager having to go to high school.’
In 2019, Federline was granted 70 percent custody of their sons while Spears was downgraded to 30 percent, according to TMZ.
Federline also defended Spears’ estranged father Jamie – a former building contractor who controlled every aspect of her life during a 13-year conservatorship, which ended on November 12.
Defending his wife: Earlier on Saturday, Britney’s new husband Sam Asghari responded harshly to Kevin’s claims about his sons’ relationship with their mother; Pictured 2019
Photos: He wrote a series of rebuttals to Kevin in his Instagram Stories, in which he returned to Kevin’s claims that his sons were disturbed by censored nude photos that Britney posted to social media
‘100% I feel like he saved her back then,’ Federline said.
‘I saw a man that really cared, and wanting everything to be okay…I would absolutely welcome Jamie Spears back in the boys’ lives.’
Federline’s two-year marriage to Spears ended in July 2007, and six months later she was placed under an involuntary psychiatric hold.
Earlier on Saturday, Spears’ new husband Sam Asghari responded harshly to Federline’s claims about his sons’ relationship with their mother.
The 28-year-old actor shared a lengthy message to his Instagram Story in an effort to express his feelings about the statements made by his wife’s former husband.
Asghari tied the knot with Spears in a wedding ceremony this past June.