Britney Spears breaks silence after fans 'went too far' and called police for welfare check
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Britney Spears has begged her fans to ‘respect’ her privacy after they ‘went too far’ by calling the police to her house for a welfare check.
On Wednesday (25 January) TMZ reported that fans requested the police conduct a check at her home in Thousand Oaks, California after the pop icon deleted her Instagram account for the seventh time in less than a year.
Although the police never ‘entered’ her house and stayed at her gate, Britney said the situation went ‘a little too far’ and it felt like she was being ‘gaslit’ and ‘bullied’.
While the Grammy-winning singer usually writes bubbly captions with dozens of emojis, her Twitter statement on the situation was unusually subdued and serious.
“As everyone knows the police were called to my home based on some prank phone calls," she said.
“I love and adore my fans this time things went a little too far and my privacy was invaded.
“The police never entered my home and when they came to my gate they quickly realised there was no issue and left immediately.
“This felt like I was being gaslit and bullied once the incident made it to the news and being portrayed once again in a poor and unfair light by the media,” Britney continued.
“During this time in my life, I truly hope the public and my fans who I care so much about can respect my privacy moving forward. All the love, B.”
Deputies who visited Britney’s property from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office determined ‘there was no reason to believe she was in danger’.
One reason as to why fans feel so protective over the star is due to the conservatorship she was under for 13 years and the fan-led #FreeBritney movement helped to raise awareness about it.
Fans of the best-selling artist had long suspected that she was being forced to do things against her will.
In June 2021, Britney addressed the court with an emotionally-charged testimony in which she demanded that the conservatorship end by calling the legal arrangement ‘abusive’ and pleaded with the court to help her gain her freedom.
While the singer thanked her fans for their support at the time, the police incident this week was clearly a step too far for her.
Earlier this month, Britney's husband, Sam Asghari responded to claims she caused a scene at a restaurant and he got up and left her behind.
When asked about the situation, the fitness model and actor revealed: "People get a little too excited to see my wife, so everybody’s filming and doing their thing, but you know how it is… fame comes with the territory and I went to get the car to get the hell out of there and people just thought I left!"