Why This ‘Tribute’ Was One Of The Most Painful Moments Of Britney’s Conservatorship

'It may sound like a silly thing to most people,' Britney wrote, referencing Jamie Lynn's 2017 performance.

Jamie Lynn Spears

by Bonnie McLaren |

Britney Spears has again addressed why she was so upset when her sister, Jamie Lynn, sang a medley of Britney's songs at the Radio Disney Music Awards in 2017. Britney was responding to Jamie, who gave an interview on Good Morning America, accusing Britney of 'erratic, paranoid and spiralling' behaviour.

But in the interview - which was to promote Jamie's upcoming memoir - Jamie also said she didn't understand why Britney had previously said she was 'deeply hurt' by the performance. 'I was doing a tribute to honour my sister and all the amazing things that she’s done,' Jamie Lynn responded. 'I don’t think she’s personally upset with me about that. Truthfully, I don’t know why that bothers her.'

In a statement on Twitter, Britney rebuked her sister - and explained why she was still upset over the incident. 'It may sound like a silly thing to most people, but I wrote a lot of my songs and my sister was the baby,' she said. 'She never had to work for anything. Everything was always given to her!'

Jamie has also now responded in another lengthy statement, saying: 'It's become exhausting when conversations and texts we have in private don’t match what you post on social media. I know you’re going through a lot and I never want to diminish that, but I also can’t diminish myself.'

It was in July last year that Britney first referenced the moment in an Instagram caption, when she was still fighting to end her father's conservatorship.

Specifically recalling the moment when her sister performed a remix of Till The World Ends during a tribute to Britney (Hailee Steinfeld, Kelsea Ballerini, and Sofia Carson also performed during the medley) she wrote: ‘I don't like that my sister showed up at an awards show and performed MY SONGS to remixes. My so-called support system hurt me deeply !!!! This conservatorship killed my dreams .. so all I have is hope and hope is the only thing in this world that is very hard to kill ... yet people still try.’ Britney also mentioned how she found recent documentaries - such as the popular New York Times doc Framing Britney Spears - to be ‘humiliating’.

Since the controversy arises last year, many started looking through the performance with a new lens, as Britney was actually there, watching the performance with her mother. If she was not actually performing herself, it must have been incredibly difficult to watch a 'tribute' to herself. Fans have flocked to the video to comment, with one saying: ‘Britney did not want this .... she was forced to sit through it. Let that sink in. Her sister is constantly begging for attention through her sister's name.’

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