Britney Spears isn’t having a good time so she’s gone out of town, it’s claimed.
The Toxic singer has flown to French Polynesia to rest, according to a Friday report from TMZ.
The 41-year-old is reportedly staying at the famed Brando Hotel on a private island where she won’t be bothered by onlookers, it is said.
The crooner teased a look at her island retreat on social media.
This follows a very bad start to the fall, as she was criticized for dancing with knives in her Los Angeles-area home. Britney has insisted the knives are just prop knives, but she was still hit with a welfare check.
It’s not a good time for her family either. Her father Jamie, 71, was recently hospitalized due to an infection that required surgery, and her sister Jamie Lynn, 32, was shockingly cut from Dancing With The Stars this week. Britney is estranged from both of them amid an ongoing family feud.
See you all! Britney Spears isn’t having a good time so she’s gone out of town, it’s claimed. The Toxic singer has flown to French Polynesia to rest, according to a Friday report from TMZ
No prying eyes here? The 41-year-old is reportedly on a private island where she won’t be bothered by onlookers, it is said
Don’t feel sorry for her! The artist was staying at the Brando hotel, it was claimed
The pop star shared video footage of her on a plane en route to an exotic location.
Britney’s video showed a male friend sitting next to her during the trip and the insider dismissed speculation that he would be a potential new boyfriend following her split from husband Sam Asghari over the summer – insisting the unnamed man is just an ‘acquaintance’ .
It has now been reported that the singer’s friends joined her on a trip to French Polynesia, where they found themselves on the island bought by Hollywood actor Marlon Brando in the 1960s.
The luxury resort is named after him.
A source told TMZ.com that Britney needed some “serious rest and relaxation” after coming under fire for a video of her dancing around her house with knives, so she headed to the Brando Resort with her friends.
The singer previously sparked concern after posting a video to Instagram of herself apparently dancing around her California mansion while waving a pair of knives around.
Last week, Britney called the welfare checks a “joke.”
Authorities had visited her California home after the pop singer shared an Instagram video of herself dancing with knives that she has since claimed were “fake.”
The songbird – who shared a second video of herself with the kitchen knives after the welfare check – uploaded a photo of a ballerina’s pointed shoes balancing on knives on stage on Saturday, alongside a lengthy caption.
‘Is it another joke in the news with welfare checks??? Come on America… we’re cooler than that, right???’ the artist began.
“The officers came to my house and said they wouldn’t leave until they talked to me, like people do four-minute performances with them,” she wrote, adamantly adding, “I’m getting an apology.”
Spears added, “I’ve been bullied in my house for so long… IT’S ENOUGH! Don’t talk about it, come on, let’s DO!!!’
A ‘joke’: Spears called the welfare checks a ‘joke’ not long after authorities visited her in California after the pop singer shared an Instagram video of herself dancing with knives
Speaking: The Womanizer singer uploaded a photo of a ballerina’s pointed shoes balancing on blades on stage on Saturday, along with a lengthy caption
Britney then wrote, “Like my mom does the silent treatment when dads ask questions about her own daughter, like I’m wrong… no, it’s an old game.”
Finally, she denounced the authorities who came to her home, typing: “People should be responsible for their actions! It’s about power for officers.’
Earlier this week, TMZ reported that the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department received a call Wednesday from an individual who “expressed concern” about the singer’s latest social media posts — including her appearance with knives.
“Out of an abundance of caution,” officers made the decision to stop by Britney’s $7.4 million mansion for a welfare check.
Officers were able to confirm that the pop singer was doing well and left her home shortly afterwards. However, other sources told the network that “several people called the police after Britney posted the knife video…”
TMZ later reported that the call was actually made on Wednesday by the LAPD Smart Team – a mental evaluation unit. Authorities went to the star’s home after the caller assured them she wasn’t just a fan.
Spears’ attorney contacted deputies after the welfare check, and authorities explained that they visited Britney’s home because the caller knew the singer.
The Baby One More Time hitmaker initially sparked concerns when she shared a film of herself dancing with two knives, which she uploaded to her 42.1 million followers on Monday.
Concerns: TMZ reported that the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department received a call Wednesday from an individual who “expressed concerns” about the singer’s latest social media posts
The singer was seen wearing a polka dot crop top and white bikini bottoms as she showed off some of her favorite dance moves with the kitchen utensils.
In the caption, she assured her fans, “Today I started playing with knives in the kitchen. Don’t worry, they are NOT real knives!!! Halloween is almost!!!’
However, her followers expressed their concerns about the clip, while others noted that her adorable pups in the background also seemed slightly alarmed.
After the welfare check, she uploaded another video of herself performing another choreography with the knives. She wore a different outfit, consisting of a white cropped top and pink drawstring bikini bottoms.
Britney explained, “I know I scared everyone with the last post, but these are fake knives that my team rented from the Hand Prop store in LA.”
‘These aren’t real knives. No one has to worry or call the police. Trying to imitate one of my favorite artists Shakira… a performance I was inspired by!!! Cheers to us bad girls who aren’t afraid to push boundaries and take risks.’
Earlier this month, Shakira notably danced with knives during her performance at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards.
Inspiration: Earlier this month, Shakira notably danced with knives during her performance at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards
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.”
Spears reportedly ‘had a fascination with knives’ TMZ reported in May, adding that the singer was sleeping “with someone under her bed” for fear of being “reinstitutionalized.”
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 it.” 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.”
Ouch: Her sister Jamie Lynn was shockingly removed from Dancing With The Stars
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.
“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 has been anticipating the release of her memoir, The Woman In Me, which will be available on October 24.
The star is also embroiled in a bitter divorce battle with her ex, Sam Asghari – who filed for divorce from Spears last month in August after just over a year of marriage.