Britney Spears has hit back at her teenage sons.
In a recent joint interview with their dad, Kevin Federline, the pop star’s kids explained why they didn’t attend her wedding to Sam Asghari earlier this year.
Preston, 16, and Jayden, 15, claimed that their mom’s mental illness is still putting pressure on their relationship. They also defended their grandfather Jamie Spears, who has been maligned by the singer’s fans ever since her controversial conservatorship came to an end in 2021.
“I love you a lot, I hope for the best for you. Maybe one day we can sit down like this and talk again,” Jayden said in the interview published by MailOnline.
Now, Britney has taken to Instagram to clap back at her sons, slamming them as “hateful” and accusing them of wanting her money in a lengthy audio clip that has since been deleted.
“I can totally understand why my family would have a problem with me doing my own thing, maybe because I never have,” she began. “I’m sure it is a little bit different and a touch lighter, me not being responsible for three 18-wheeler trucks with tour equipment and thousands of people to be responsible for on tour.”
The star went on to criticize her son for wishing her well, claiming he was only trying to “undermine” her, saying: “Jayden, as you undermine my behavior just like my family always has, with ‘Hope she gets better, I will pray for her’. Pray for what? I keep working so I can pay off mom’s legal fees and her house?”
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— ✨️Promo Spears✨️🌹🚀 (@PromoSpears) September 5, 2022
She continued to rage against her sons, accusing them of only wanting her money. “Do you guys want me to get better so I can continue to give your dad $40,000 a month? Or is the reason behind you guys deciding to be hateful because it’s actually over in two years and you don’t get anything?”
When Britney and her boys’ dad Kevin divorced in 2019, he was reportedly given 70% custody of the children. The Grammy-winner went on to say that nothing had ever been good enough for Jayden and Preston – and that when she had asked to see them more, they had responded by abandoning her.
“If I didn’t shower you guys with gifts and have amazing food ready, and play a mother***ing saint, it was still never good enough,” she said, adding: “That one time I asked you, looking straight in your eyes, ‘I wanna see you more’, you called your dad, I never saw you again.”
Britney concluded by claiming that the boys were “just like [her] other family” and that they “secretly loved looking at me as something was wrong with me.”