On Wednesday night, the “Overprotected” singer took to Instagram to talk about the last “harsh” encounter she had with her sons and didn’t hold back her thoughts about her ex-husband while she was at it.
A few hours later, Kevin fired back by posting three Instagram videos that he alleges their sons took when they were only 11 and 12 years old.
Scroll down to watch all three videos!
Is Britney Spears Aware She’s Being Recorded In These Videos?
In the first 58-second video, it seems that Britney doesn’t even know she’s being filmed. The room is dark and it looks like one of the boys was sleeping when she tells him that she brought him lotion for his “coarse” skin.
In the clip, she tells one or maybe even both of the boys that “This is my house,” adding, “If I want to come in here and give you lotion for your face because it’s coarse … y’all better start respecting me, are we clear?”
She went on to say that “You all need to start treating me like a woman with worth. I am a woman, okay, be nice to me, do you understand?”
Britney Takes Her Son’s Phone Because He Didn’t Wear Shoes
In the second clip, it looks like they’re in the car. “Have you lost your f–ing mind? Have you lost your f–ing mind?” Britney demands. From the sound of the conversation, it looks like Britney took her son’s phone away because he went out in “Alaska” weather without wearing shoes. As punishment, she took his phone away.
“I’m shocked as f–k with you and I don’t know what to do,” Britney can be heard saying in the video. “I’m scared of you because you’re weird and because you’re going through puberty. And I don’t know what to say.”
“But I do care,” she adds. “More than you know.”
Kevin Federline Warns ‘This Isn’t Even The Worst Of It’
The conversation seems to continue into a third minute-long clip, which ends in Sean seemingly arguing with his mother about being interrupted before the conversation takes a left turn into rollerblading and skateboarding.
“I can not sit back and let my sons be accused in this way after what they’ve been through,” Kevin Federline wrote in the caption. “As much as it hurts us, we decided as a family to post these videos the boys took when they were 11 & 12. This isn’t even the worst of it. The lies have to stop. I hope our kids grow up to be better than this.” He ended his caption with the hashtag #NeverFearTruth.
Britney Spears Says… Check Mate?
In a follow-up Instagram post, Britney left a strange caption that read “I’ve been so so so so safe mamma 🙏🏼 !!! Finding out is thin … IT’S BEEN A LONG TIME FOR ME ⏰ !!! Is it kinda cool out here ??? The famous game of chess goes like THIS …”
“CHECK MATE ♟ !!!”
“F— YOU, YOU CAN’T DO THAT”
“I JUST DID 🤷🏼♀️ !!!”
A lot of fans didn’t understand what she was trying to say in the caption, but stuck up for her regardless, with some fans admitting that they had said “much worse” to their kids.
“No problem on the video posted by ur ex-husband,” one follower wrote. “Just a normal mom doing her job. Stay strong!” Other fans called Britney a “typical mother fed up with her teenage sons disrespectful behavior as she should be.”
“The videos he posted sounds like many moms trying to reason with preteens,” another fan wrote. “Not a big deal. Kfed is teaching them to be disrespectful.”
Although some followers called her “unhinged” in the video, many had her back.
“I’m gonna just say…. Some of these comments are frustrating to read. Britney has endured enough abuse from her family and the media. After 13 years, she finally has a voice to defend herself and share her side of the story,” one fan wrote.
“It may not be what ‘you’ want, but you must honor that she is processing her trauma and expressing herself in a way she hasn’t been allowed to for over a decade. She is a very strong woman and I’m sure what’s going on right now is just not easy,” they continued. “I think, whether you agree with her expression or not, you must give her compassion and grace. She has gone through enough and deserves peace.”
Britney’s original deleted Instagram post that sparked the controversy can be read here.