However Billboard’s Jeff Benjamin said it was unfortunate that Spears shared an “out of context” clip as in the full version, viewers can see that the question is only asked once Aguilera’s publicist said they are leaving.
While we know Britney is in a vulnerable place, it's unfortunate to see her post an out of context clip of Christin… https://t.co/fxvtWO42Ub
Spears’s fans were angry after the singer took to Instagram to post the interview on her story and wrote a paragraph slating her former co-star for “refusing to speak” about conservatorship, asking “why is it such a hard topic for people to talk about?”
Britney Spears calls out Christina Aguilera for walking away from a question about her conservatorship ending. https://t.co/Lib6FcE4iC
Spears wrote: “I love and adore everyone who supported me… but refusing to speak when you know the truth, is equivalent to a lie !!!! 13 years being in a corrupt abusive system yet why is it such a hard topic for people to talk about ???
“I’m the one who went through it !!!! All the supporters who spoke up and supported me, thank you… yes I do matter !!!!!’
In another story post, Spears sang the praises of another fellow pop star Lady Gaga for openly slamming the conservatorship during an interview.
“I’ve been watching this for a long time, and the way she [Spears] was treated in this business was wrong and the way that women are treated in the music industry is something that I wish would change.”
Britney Spears thanks Lady Gaga for her kind words and support on her Instagram story. https://t.co/4nNgZgPp15
It’s not the first time Spears and Aguilera have feuded, as rivals in the late 90s and early 2000s the pair exchanged choice words about each other over the years, so fans of the two singers were quick to give their reaction to this latest update.
Who would have thought this feud would be reignited in 2021?
britney coming for christina like https://t.co/NxecQfSdla
The Britney VS Christina war starting up again, what a throwback. Millennial gays, get your frosted tips and puka shell necklaces
— Spider-Man: No Way Homo (@Spider-Man: No Way Homo)
Elsewhere, some took Aguilera’s side and defended her brief response to the question about Spears, noting that her team had just said the interviews were done before a reporter asked the question about Britney.
While others also pointed out that Aguilera has previously been vocal about Spears’ conservatorship and posted a Twitter thread in support of her in June this year - before the conservatorship was terminated.
These past few days I’ve been thinking about Britney and everything she is going through.
It is unacceptable that… https://t.co/MMAtdGSeP6
— Christina Aguilera (@Christina Aguilera)
*whispers* britney i love you but christina did speak up for you https://t.co/5wuqzxD9oe