Britney Spears’ mom, Lynne Spears, denied Columbus Brief’s declare that she as soon as referred to as him the N-word throughout a dialog with the pop star.
“I need to be very clear. These horrible phrases should not remotely in my vocabulary,” the previous schoolteacher, 65, stated in a press release to the New York Publish’s Web page Six on Thursday, February 25. “I might by no means say that to anybody, a lot much less my daughter. Ever.”
Brief, 38, claimed in his 2020 autobiography, Brief Tales, that he overheard both Lynne or her ex-husband, Jamie Spears, utilizing the racial epithet to explain him in 2003 after he allegedly slept with Britney, now 39, throughout a visit to Rome. He didn’t specify which mum or dad stated it.
“I used to be subsequent to [Britney] whereas she was on the telephone with them crying whereas she had it on speaker,” he wrote earlier than alleging that one of many Grammy winner’s people requested her, “Why are you f–king that n–ger?”
The Scandal alum remembered Britney taking a look at him “so apologetically, figuring out I’d heard it.” He wrote within the e book, “I shook my head and didn’t say something, as a result of what was there to say?”
Whereas Jamie, 68, has not publicly responded to the declare, a supply near him tells Us Weekly, “Throughout that point interval, he was not concerned in Britney’s enterprise. He wasn’t there; he wasn’t working along with her. He knew nothing about this. He’s a really non secular man and wouldn’t communicate like that.”
Brief, who was a backup dancer for the “Poisonous” singer and choreographed her 2004 Onyx Lodge Tour, additional mentioned the alleged dialog throughout an look on media persona Jazzie Belle’s YouTube present, Inside Hollywood, earlier this month.
“I wasn’t shocked when it occurred,” he recalled. “Look the place they’re from, they’re from Louisiana. The way in which it got here out was so easy. Like, that’s how they communicate. I wasn’t shocked and I wasn’t harm by it. I used to be similar to, ‘Wow, that is … OK … I do know who I’m round right here.’”
The Stomp the Yard actor went on to name Britney “actually candy particular person,” including, “I really like Britney to at the present time. … I really feel dangerous for her. I want the world knew the Britney I knew.”
The Crossroads star’s relationship along with her dad and mom, who divorced in 2002, has been within the highlight in latest months as she and her attorneys battle to have her dad faraway from the conservatorship that she has been below for 13 years. A decide put Jamie accountable for Britney’s private life and property in 2008 after her public breakdown. Lynne, in the meantime, has by no means had a proper function within the sophisticated authorized association, although she is taken into account an social gathering. A supply beforehand advised Us that the Spears household “is at conflict with one another” as they battle in court docket over who ought to oversee Britney’s affairs going ahead.
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