Britney Spears denies drinking coffee and energy drinks 'by the gallons'
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Britney Spears has responded to claims made in a new documentary which said she sometimes stays awake for days at a time by drinking coffee and energy drinks 'by the gallons'.
The new TMZ documentary, titled Britney Spears: The Price of Freedom, premiered on Monday (15 May) and focuses on Spears' life after she was freed from her 13-year conservatorship, which gave her dad control over her life and finances.
The documentary features a lot of interviews and shares a lot of claims about Spears' life, but has sparked criticism from some viewers and people close to Spears who have argued the documentary doesn't actually feature anyone who knows the singer personally.
Instead, it features many of TMZ's own executives and producers including TMZ executive producer Harvey Levin, who cited 'multiple sources' close to the singer when it came to sharing his claims.
In the doc, Levin said the sources had told him Spears 'drinks coffee, Red Bull, Celsius, and dandelion tea by the gallons and that contributes to her manic episodes'.
"We're told that she sometimes stays awake for three days at a time," Levin said.
TMZ's news director, Brad Appleton, shared similar claims about the singer as he described Spears as a 'binge sleeper' who sleeps for long periods of time and then 'won't sleep at all for the next few' days.
Spears hasn't commented on the documentary since its release, though she appeared to address the allegations about her coffee-drinking habits in a post on Instagram last week.
"Anyways, I’m sticking to watermelon juice, which is the weirdest thing ever but I was told for years I can’t have coffee and now that I can it’s my pride … I can’t even look at it !!!" she wrote.
"And green tea is my prized possession !!! You clever little t***s … Sorry but I never stay up late with Red Bull !!! It is absolutely the worst drink ever … "
Spears' husband, Sam Asghari, has criticised the documentary in an Instagram Story, accusing it of putting Spears 'under a microscope' and telling 'her story' without her consent.
Asghari, who married Spears last year, also told fans not to 'believe what you read online' and described the actions of those involved in the documentary as 'disgusting'.
"99% of the time those are all clickbait for you to click and for them to make money, and that time is over," he added.
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