Britney Spears: Sending Cops to My Home Over Deleted Instagram Account ‘Went a Little Too Far’

Update: Pop star Britney Spears responded Thursday to a welfare check called to her California home earlier this week by fans concerned when she deleted her Instagram account.

“I love and adore my fans but this time things went a little too far and my privacy was invaded,” Spears wrote in a post on Twitter, an account she did not delete.

“The police never entered my home and when they came to my gate they quickly realized there was no issue and left immediately,” she wrote. “This felt like I was being gaslit and bullied once the incident made it to the news and being portrayed once again in a poor and unfair light by the media. During this time in my life, I truly hope the public and my fans who I care so much about can respect my privacy moving forward. All the love, B.”

Original story:

Fans of Britney Spears reportedly called the police overnight on Tuesday after the pop singer deleted her Instagram account.

According to TMZ, law enforcement says fans called the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office after Spears deleted her account, something she’s done previously on numerous occasions. Deputies arrived at Spears’ home and noted that everything was OK and no reason to believe she was in danger.

“I can confirm that we did get calls into our dispatch, and essentially, I can confirm that we don’t believe that Britney Spears is in any kind of harm or any kind of danger,” a Ventura County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson told Page Six.

Spears changed her name on her Instagram account to River Red a few days before deleting her account. She also included a video of herself announcing the name change and posting, “I changed my name to River Red,” and “don’t underestimate the power of purity.”

Page Six reports that Spears was annoyed by the welfare check and is known to take breaks from her social media accounts when she feels overwhelmed, a source confirmed.

Another insider told the outlet that celebrities take breaks from social media “all the time” and people should not associate it with something negative with Spears.

It’s unclear how many calls police received about the singer.

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[Feature Photo: FILE – Britney Spears supporters celebrate the ruling that ends the pop singer’s conservatorship on Nov. 12, 2021, in Los Angeles. A Los Angeles judge ended the conservatorship that has controlled Spears’ life and money for nearly 14 years. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)]