Since the termination of her conservatorship, Britney Spears has made one thing abundantly clear: She has not forgiven her family for their complicity in the controversial legal scheme. In fact, as she wrote in a recent Instagram post, she doesn’t know if she’ll ever be able to forgive them. But, that’s not stopping Lynne Spears, her mother, from trying to mend their relationship — at least in public.
Over the weekend, Spears posted an update to her Instagram, using a graphic that reads, “I’m not perfect, I’m me.” In the caption, she acknowledged that some followers might be tired of reading about her anger toward her family, but said that what really bothers her is that she feels that her family hasn’t acknowledged what happened to her during the conservatorship. “They could at least take responsibility for their actions and actually own up to the fact they hurt me,” she wrote in part. “For me just a genuine apology would help give me closure, but it honestly blows my mind every day of my life even after what is known what they did to me, they still act as if that’s ok!!!! Their reaction it shows that I don’t have a family that values me or respects me.” Spears added that she wasn’t sure reconciliation would even be possible.
Despite Spears’s message, her mother, Lynne, decided to reach out by commenting on the post. “I am soooo sorry for your pain! I have been sorry for years! I love you so much and miss you,” she wrote. “Please unblock me so I can speak to you in person! Britney, deep down you know how much I love and miss you! I apologize for anything and everything that’s hurt you!”
Spears didn’t immediately respond to this statement. A few days later, she did, however, address her mother’s apology in a separate Instagram post. “Mom take your apology and go fuck yourself,” she wrote in a longer caption about her conservatorship, per “Page Six.” Spears has since deleted the post, in which she also accused her family of not standing up for her. “As for my whole family including my brother, sister, cousins, aunts, uncles, and well damn the whole audience … were either stoned or drunk of [sic] their asses!!! I was a mother fucking Saint who was scared to move or I knew my dad would put me somewhere if I didn’t cooperate,” she wrote.
This isn’t the first time Lynne has attempted to contact her daughter via Instagram. After Spears released a video about her conservatorship, claiming that her mother “made it all happen,” Lynne posted a response on her personal page. “Britney, your whole life I have tried to support your dreams and wishes! And also, I have tried my best to help you out of hardships! I have never and would never turn my back on you,” she wrote at the time, claiming that she had attempted to visit Spears and call her, but was unsuccessful. She added, “This talk is for you and me only, eye to eye, in private.”
Meanwhile, Lynne still appears to be requesting that her daughter cover $660,000 in attorney fees, a request Spears and her lawyer are fighting in court.
This post has been updated.