Britney Spears reportedly received benefits from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department after posting a disturbing video of herself playing with knives.
Agents reportedly visited her $7.4 million mansion, which she previously shared with her estranged husband Sam Asghari, “to make sure she was safe.”
A source said TMZ that law enforcement officers conducted the safety and welfare check “out of an abundance of caution.”
The insider added that the mother of two spoke with deputies who determined she was “fine.”
The reason for their visit was ‘several’ calls to the police following an alarming Instagram video she shared, in which she danced around her kitchen with knives in her hands.
Worrying: Britney Spears reportedly received a welfare check from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department after posting a troubling video of herself dancing with knives
Shortly after her knife dancing series, Britney took to her Instagram to share another choreographed clip, with a caption about the knives, claiming she was “copying Shakira.”
Shakira performed with knives at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Prudential Center in New Jersey on September 12.
Earlier this week, Spears told fans on her Instagram that the knives weren’t real in the caption, despite fans insisting they heard the “clatter” of the blades during her dance.
‘Today I started playing with knives in the kitchen. Don’t worry, they are NOT real knives!!! It’s almost Halloween,” she said.
In her latest video, posted Tuesday night, she did her choreographed sequence without a knife.
Britney captioned it, “Lighten up on the knives I copy Shakira.”
In January, police conducted a welfare check on the singer after she raised concerns by deleting Instagram for the seventh time in less than a year.
Officers were then dispatched to the Toxic singer’s home in Thousand Oaks and determined that “there was no reason to believe she was in danger.”
Worrying: Officers reportedly visited her $7.4 million home, which she previously shared with estranged husband Sam Asghari, ‘to make sure she was safe’
She’s doing well: A source told TMZ that law enforcement conducted the safety and welfare check ‘out of an abundance of caution’
Spears has reportedly “had a fascination with knives,” TMZ reported in May, adding that the singer “slept with one under her bed” for fear of being “re-institutionalized.”
Eighteen months after the end of her 13-year conservatorship, during which Spears was previously described as “abusive” in explosive courtroom testimony, a source claimed the pop star still lives in “deadly fear” that “someone will get in the middle.” of the night, strap her to a stretcher and take her to a psychiatric ward.”
After regaining control of her own personal and financial affairs in 2021, the site claims those caring for the mother of two created “a list of recommendations” for Spears, including keeping her away from guns and “not driving alone ‘.
The singer, who revealed in 2021 that she had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, is said to have a “constant fear of being reinstitutionalized.”
In 2022, Britney’s younger sister, Jamie Lynn Spears, claimed in her tell-all book that her sibling once locked them in a room together while holding a knife.
In a passage from her memoir, Things I Should Have Said, the Zoey 101 alum, 32, recalled Britney telling her she was “scared” before grabbing “a big knife from the kitchen” and pulling her into her room and locked them ‘both inside’. .’
The inspiration: Shortly after her knife dancing series, Britney took to her Instagram to share another choreographed clip, with a caption about the knives – claiming she was ‘copying Shakira’
Shakira performed with knives at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Prudential Center in New Jersey on September 12 (seen above)
“She put the knife in the bedside table drawer and simply repeated, ‘I’m scared,’” Jamie Lynn recalled. “I knew something was wrong and I was powerless to do anything about it.”
While discussing the claim on an episode of Alex Cooper’s podcast, Call Her Daddy, in 2022, the former child star clarified that she “never felt like (Britney) would harm her” or “anything.”
‘It just felt weird. And I didn’t understand it,” she said of the incident that allegedly occurred in 2004, shortly after Britney’s wedding to Jason Alexander, which was annulled within 55 hours.
At the time, Jamie Lynn would have been only 13, and Britney 22.
Britney vehemently denied the alleged incident between them on Twitter.
In 2022, Britney’s younger sister, Jamie Lynn Spears, claimed in her tell-all book that her sibling once locked them in a room together while she held a knife (seen in 2003)
“I’ve never been near you with a knife, or would I even think about doing that!!!” Britney tweeted in 2022. “The only knife I ever saw you at home with was cutting the biggest chunks of pumpkin I’ve ever seen in my life and it was way too big for me to cut.”
Britney then expressed that she felt hurt by the claims, saying she was “actually very confused” as to why Jamie Lynn “made that up, because honestly, it’s not like her to lie.”
Following the release of her book, Jamie Lynn defended her choice to tell the story, pointing out that her book is “not about her” sister.
“I can’t help that I was also born Spears and some of my experiences involve my sister,” she wrote on Instagram. “I worked hard before I was even a teenager, and I built my career despite just being someone’s little sister.”
Britney has been anticipating the release of her memoir, The Woman In Me, which will be available on October 24.
Last week she appeared on Instagram to show a video of a printing press producing copies en masse.
She captioned it, “Putting the finishing touches on my book… eeeek. #TheWomanInMe @simonandschuster @gallerybooks.”
Due to an ‘iron marriage contract’, her estranged husband Sam Asghari will not benefit from the sale of the literary production. He is mentioned in the book, but “not much,” a source recently told DailyMail.com.