Britney Spears: Police check on singer after she posts video of herself dancing with knives | Ents & Arts News


Authorities have reportedly conducted a welfare check on Britney Spears after the pop star shared a video of herself dancing with knives at home.

The footage showed the 41-year-old singer dancing around the property while holding large knives.

Britney Spears dances with what she says are fake knives in a video she posted on her Instagram account
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The alarm was raised after Britney Spears shared a clip of herself dancing with knives

Britney Spears dances with what she says are fake knives in a video she posted on her Instagram account
Britney Spears dances with what she says are fake knives in a video she posted on her Instagram account

The police visited Spear after fans expressed concern over the clip, a source close to the star told NBC News on Thursday.

The Toxic singer is “fine”, the source told the broadcaster, Sky News’ US partner network.

“This is over the top. She expressed her freedom as she continues to do,” they added.

In the video’s Instagram post, which she posted earlier this week, Spears wrote, “I started playing in the kitchen with knives today!!! Don’t worry they are NOT real knives!!! Halloween is almost here!!!”

She shared another choreographed clip on Friday, claiming she was simply copying Shakira dancing with knives during her MTV Video Music Awards performance earlier this month.

Britney Spears dances with what she says are fake knives in a video she posted on her Instagram account
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Spears insisted the knives were fake

Britney Spears dances with what she says are fake knives in a video she posted on her Instagram account
Britney Spears dances with what she says are fake knives in a video she posted on her Instagram account
Britney Spears dances with what she says are fake knives in a video she posted on her Instagram account

Spears wrote, “I know I scared everyone with the last post, but these are fake knives my team rented from the Hand Prop store in LA.

“These are not real knives. No one needs to worry or call the police.

“I’m trying to imitate one of my favorite (sic) performers Shakira… a performance I was inspired by!!!”

She added: “Cheers to us bad girls who aren’t afraid to push boundaries and take risks.”

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This isn’t the first time fans have asked the police to check on Spears.

In January, they raised the alarm after she deleted her Instagram account.

At the time, Spears said she loved and adored her fans, “but this time things went a little too far”.

“The police never entered my home and when they got to my gate they quickly realized there was no problem and immediately left,” she wrote.

“This felt like I was gaslighted and bullied when the incident hit the news and was once again portrayed in a bad and unfair light by the media.”

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Spears later said she temporarily left the social media platform because people were making fun of her dance videos.

The latest incident comes weeks later Sam Asghari, 29, filed for divorce from the singer.

Spears told her 42 million Instagram followers she was “a little shocked” but had no intention of explaining the split, calling it “nobody’s business.”

They married in June 2022, the same year Spears’ controversial conservatory – a legal arrangement which had controlled her life since 2008 – ended, putting her in charge of her estate, estimated at $60 million (around £45 million) at the time.


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