Fans of Britney Spears were shocked and worried when they saw a video of the pop star dancing with knives on her Instagram account. The video, which has since been deleted, showed Spears twirling and posing with two large kitchen knives in her hands, while wearing a red crop top and black shorts. Spears captioned the video with a series of emojis, including a knife, a heart, and a fire.
The Times confirmed that the video sparked concern among her followers, who wondered if she was in danger or under the influence of drugs.
The evaluation began when someone with personal ties to the singer expressed concern about her recent video to the Los Angeles Police Dept.’s mental evaluation unit, a Ventura County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson told The Times. On Wednesday, the LAPD requested a law enforcement wellness check at Spears’ home in Thousand Oaks.
The police confirmed that they visited Spears’ home but did not find any signs of trouble. They said that Spears was cooperative and seemed to be in good spirits.
Spears later explained that she was just having fun and expressing herself through dance. She said that she loves knives and collects them as a hobby. She also said that she was not on drugs and that she was in control of her life. She thanked her fans for their love and support, but asked them to respect her privacy and not to worry about her.
Spears’ fans have involved themselves in her life and proved their loyalty, on numerous occasions when she was going through difficult personal and legal issues. Notably, the filing of petitions to remove her father as a conservator and end the conservatorship altogether. The case sparked a global movement of fans and celebrities, #FreeBritney, who supported Spears and demanded justice for her.
After they had performed the well check, the spokesperson for the LAD said,”We believe that well-being check was sufficient,”
In a follow-up post, the pop musician explained Tuesday that she was “copying Shakira” — who just performed with knives at the Video Music Awards — and urged everyone to “lighten up about the knives.”
She also edited the caption of her previous video to clarify that the knives were “NOT real,” despite the metallic sounds they made when clapped together.
“Halloween is soon,” she added.