Britney Spears blasts Diane Sawyer over 2003 interview
Britney Spears is slamming Diane Sawyer over a 2003 interview in which the journalist was “making [her] cry.”
“Do we dare forget the Diane Sawyer interview in my apartment almost 20 years ago?” Spears wrote to her more than 37 million followers in a since-deleted Instagram post on Monday. “What was with the ‘You’re in the wrong’ approach?? Geeze… and making me cry???”
Spears was referencing a famed sit-down with Sawyer nearly 20 years ago for ABC’s “Primetime Live,” during which the performer teared up while discussing her “rough year.”
In the interview with the then-22-year-old “Toxic” singer, Sawyer asked about the star’s shopping habits, referencing a report that alleged Spears spent $100,000 on sportswear.
“Is it an addiction? No, I don’t think it’s an addiction,” Spears said at the time. “It makes me happy. I’ll go buy a hat, I’ll buy some shoes and you feel pretty, you feel girly.”
In her Instagram post, Spears — whose controversial, 13-year conservatorship long headed by her father, Jamie Spears, was ended last month by a Los Angeles court — reflected on the nearly two decade-old interview: “Seriously though… I lived in my apartment for a year and never spoke to anyone… my manager put that woman in my home and made me talk to her on national television and she asked if I had a shopping problem!!! when did I have a shopping problem?”
“I should spend a thousand dollars if I want every day of my life and she can kiss my white ass,” Spears wrote.
Spears, 40, also addressed another question from Sawyer about whether she considered herself a woman or a girl, a reference to her 2001 hit “I’m Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman.”
“She said ‘a woman or a girl,'” Spears wrote. “I would like to say now, ‘Ma’am I’m a catholic slut!!!”
The entertainer also revealed that she was both “proud” and a little “embarrassed” that she could now withdraw $300 from an ATM at her own discretion. She blasted her father and the conservatorship, writing, “I’m more embarrassed for my family for coding the fact that I wasn’t allowed to have cash for so long when I worked my little ass off for them.”
“I’m embarrassed for the state of California for permitting my father to have me work as hard as he worked me all those years and never seeing a dime,” Spears wrote.
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