Britney Spears accuses sister Jamie Lynn of promoting new memoir ‘at my expense’

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  • Jamie Lynn Spears
    Jamie Lynn Spears
    American actress and singer
  • Britney Spears
    Britney Spears
    American singer, songwriter, and dancer
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Britney Spears has accused her sister Jamie Lynn Spears of using a recent interview to sell her new book “at my expense”.

The popstar, 40, claimed her younger sister “never had to work for anything” and she had always been “the bigger person”.

It comes after Jamie Lynn told ABCs Good Morning America programme that she had “took steps to help” end her older sister’s conservatorship, which was formally terminated in November after nearly 14 years.

The 30 year-old has also written about the pressures that came with having a famous last name in the memoir Things I Should Have Said.

During the ABC interview she described herself as "my sister’s biggest supporter".

Responding on Twitter, Britney said: “I looked at my phone and I see that my sister did her interview to promote her book.

"She was never around me much 15 years ago at that time...so why are we even talking about that unless she wants to sell a book at my expense.

"I wrote a lot of my songs and my sister was the baby. She never had to work for anything. Everything was always given to her.”

She continued: “I always was the bigger person. They all got to do it and play me and I always sat there and took it.

"I do remember asking my sister why she did that when she knew I was waiting to change my show and her only words were "well, it wasn’t my idea’..."

The conservatorship afforded Britney’s father Jamie Spears complete control over her finances.

Jamie Lynn, 30, had claimed she “set up ways” to help her sister.

She told the programme: “When she needed help, I set up ways to do so, went out of my way to make sure she had the contacts she needed to possibly go ahead and end this conservatorship and just end this all for our family.

“It wasn’t about agreeing with the conservatorship, everyone has a voice and it should be heard.

“I even spoke to her legal team, her previous legal team, and that did not end well in my favour.

“So I did take the steps to help, but how many times can I take the steps without, you know, she has to walk through the door.”

In her memoir, Jamie Lynn, the former child star of Nickelodeon’s Zoey 101, describes Britney’s behaviour as “erratic”, “paranoid” and “spiralling”.

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