It seems that pop icon Britney Spears shaded Selena Gomez over her 2016 American Music Awards acceptance speech after winning Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist. Part of her speech then encouraged women to show less of their bodies on Instagram.
The 30-year-old singer said then, “I don’t wanna see your bodies on Instagram. I wanna see what’s in here [you hearts]. I’m not trying to get validation nor do I need it anymore.”
Britney posted a photo of herself in a red bikini on Tuesday and added a since-deleted caption, “Don’t you just love the nerve of women who stand firmly getting awards and speak on their beliefs about not showing their bodies on instagram ???!!!!!”
The 40-year-old singer didn’t stop there. She also criticized the “Ice Cream” music video which Selena and BLACKPINKfilmed in 2020.
She wrote, “They say ‘This is NOT something I would do’ yet those women are the very ones who get 4 million dollar budget videos made about sucking and licking on homemade ice cream !!!!” She added that it’s up to women to “flaunt” their “beautiful bodies.”
“So the next time I see someone with a big budget video sucking on lollipops yet giving righteous speeches shaming other women for exposing their bodies, I would like to tell those people don’t be a hypocrite as you suck on your lollipop having HUGE budget dreams …,” Britney continued.
“why would you stand firmly against girls getting attention JUST LIKE YOU and they have absolutely nothing ????”
The pop star has already updated her post and edited the caption to three rose emojis.
Some of Selena’s fans showed their support to her by commenting on Britney’s post. One wrote, “You completely misunderstood what Selena said and weirdly took it personally, holding onto a grudge over it. Not everything is about you.”
Another shared, “Selena has shown nothing but love and support for you throughout the years and in return she gets weekly shady instagram posts from you.. check yourself girl.”
“luv???????? you’re totally wrong and out of context. besides, why are you tearing another woman down……… so embarrassing,” another commented.
Britney and Selena used to be close. In fact, she made the guest list to Britney’s wedding with Sam Asghari in June. She was also one of the celebrity guests at the couple’s wedding, together with Drew Barrymore, Madonna, Paris Hilton, Donatella Versace, and Kathy Hilton.