Britney Spears Speaks Out After Cops Perform Wellness Check Over Knife Dancing Videos

Britney Spears Speaks Out After Cops Perform Wellness Check Over Knife Dancing Videos Instagram/Britney Spears

A few days back, Britney Spears hit up Instagram with some new dancing videos, only this time she was dancing with knives. She claimed that they were fake Halloween props, but fans weren’t so convinced. In fact, many were concerned that her mental health had taken a serious turn for the dangerous, so they called authorities, who went to the “Toxic” singer’s house to perform a wellness check.

  1. Britney Spears isn’t the first person to dance with knives. However, given her behavior over the past several months on social media, some people worried that she might be a danger to herself or others. “Cries for help aren’t always verbalized,” one person wrote. “Sometimes behavior tells you a lot without saying anything at all.”
  2. She claimed she was just “copying Shakira.” In a follow-up video, Britney told everyone to “lighten up about the knives” and pointing out that “Hips Don’t Lie” singer Shakira danced with knives before, and she was the inspiration for Britney’s own clip. The cops came anyway.
  3. Someone close to Britney expressed their concerns. The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office told the LA Times that a deputy from the LAPD went to Britney’s home after receiving a call from someone close to the singer who became concerned after seeing the video. That’s when the LAPD ordered a full wellness check at her Thousand Oaks home on Wednesday, September 27.
  4. Britney’s lawyer had a chat with the police. The attorney assured officers that Britney is fine, as did a member of her security team. Thankfully, they seemed to listen and officers left without further incident.
  5. Britney Spears felt the need to follow up on Instagram after the incident. In another video of herself dancing with knives, Britney wrote: “I know I spooked everyone with the last post, but these are fake knives that my team rented from Hand Prop shop in LA. These are not real knives.” She added that “no one needs to worry or call the police,” and offered “cheers to us bad girls who aren’t afraid to push boundaries and take risks.”

Jennifer has been the managing editor of Bolde since its launch in 2014. Before that, she was the founding editor of HelloGiggles and also worked as an entertainment writer for Bustle and Digital Spy. Her work has been published in Bon Appetit, Decider, Vanity Fair, The New York TImes, and many more.
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