Britney Spears responded to comments made by 15-year-old son Jayden James in an interview that was recently partially aired on “60 Minutes Australian.”
“Jayden, when you belittle my behavior like my whole family always does, ‘Hope he gets better, I’ll pray for him’… Pray for what?” superstar, 40, said in voice memos shared via Instagram on Monday.
“I keep working so I can pay [my mother Lynne Spears’] legal fees and his house,” continued Britney, who later stated that Jayden’s “hateful” remarks were rooted in fear of his imminent financial obligations.
Jayden turned 16 on September 12, while his older brother, Sean Preston, turned 17 on September 14. Britney shares both teenage boys with her ex-husband Kevin Federline, who also participated in the “60 Minutes Australia” interview.
“Do you guys want me to get better so I can keep giving your dad $40,000 a month?” said the “Toxic” singer, acknowledging his current contribution. “Or is the reason behind you guys deciding to be hateful is because it’s actually been over in two years and you’re getting nothing?”
Jayden told celebrity interviewer Daphne Barak that he and Preston — who missed her June wedding to her husband Sam Asghari — no longer spending time with their mother, but hopes to reunite with her in the future when she[gets] better mentally.”
Britney told Jayden via Instagram that she needed “unconditional love and support” from her family, not belittling comments about her mental state.
“I’m sad that none of you value me as a person,” he said. “You’ve seen how my family treats me and that’s all you know. Like I said, I feel like you all secretly like to say something is wrong with me. ”
The Grammy winner also detailed his memories of a conversation he had with Jayden before he and Preston decided to stop visiting him.
“I’ll say it. I sit in that kitchen and look you in the eyes, beautiful boy, and say, ‘Why can’t I see you guys anymore? Or just seeing you guys again? I look forward to seeing you every week,’” he recalled. “You say, ‘Mama, oh, that’s going to change.’”
Britney explained, “You and your brother leave me at the house always two hours early. Preston is going to sleep. You will be playing the piano all the time. And if I don’t shower you with gifts and prepare amazing meals and play mommy—the king of saints, it’s still never good enough. ”
The pop icon appears to be blaming his estranged father, Jamie Spears, for his current dynamic with Jayden and Sean. Jamie, 70, applies conservatory almost 14 years who controlled the life of his famous daughter before termination November 2021.
“To be honest, my dad should be in jail for the rest of his life,” said Britney, a sentiment she shared earlier.
Jayden defended Jamie in the “60 Minutes Australia” interview, insisting that he had Britney’s best interests in mind when establishing restrictive legal arrangements.
It should be noted that Jamie was slapped with a domestic violence restraining order for three years in 2019 after alleged incident with Preston, preventing him from having contact with his grandchildren. In addition, when Jayden spoke during the March 2020 Instagram Live session, he called his grandfather “big enough dk” which “could die.”
Britney ended her Monday message by saying his family’s inaction to end his conservatory — and four months of living in a mental health facility against his will — has put a stop to his belief in a higher power.
“God wouldn’t have let that happen to me if God existed,” he said. “I don’t believe in God anymore because of the way my children and family treated me. Nothing can be trusted anymore. I’m an atheist, all of you.”