Britney Spears has posted many videos of herself dancing on social media, but a recent clip raised eyebrows among her fans.
In the clip she shared on Instagram, Spears sported what she called a “Pretty Woman” top with white bikini bottoms as she grooved to the music. Her dogs, appearing in the background, seemingly ran for cover when she began twirling in circles and clinking the knives together.
Spears later edited her Instagram caption to clarify that the knives were not real, TMZ reports.
“I started playing in the kitchen with knives today!!! Don’t worry they are NOT real knives !!! Halloween is soon,” she wrote.
The star later posted another dancing clip in which she appeared with a white bandage wrapped around her arm. The clip garnered more than 88,000 likes, but people also noticed that Spears had a minor cut on her thigh, kicking off even more speculation.
Commenting was disabled on both videos, so commenters took to X, formerly known as Twitter, to express their concern.
Britney Spears dancing with knives in her latest video. What next a gun? The woman needs help and fast.
— Ian (@HOPZ316) September 26, 2023
Britney Spears is unwell. Posting peculiar videos and in the latest one, dancing with sharp kitchen knives. She needs mental help. https://t.co/tVrpQNepEI
— harrystark96 (@harrystark96) September 26, 2023
Others defended Spears’ decision to play with knives.
So y’all dead serious on this Britney is crazy thing because she’s got knives?!?!! Have y’all never been to a circus or smth
— Popsicle 🏳️⚧️ is looking for Sabrina 🌙🐈⬛🔮 (@loading_lola) September 27, 2023
it took me fucking 2 seconds to figure out the "knives" in the britney spears video were fake...goddamn american media and american stupidity...it's exhausting pic.twitter.com/Dw7PxVfFxH
— Dr. Tabali Tigi (@tabali_tigi) September 26, 2023
Seriously? Its britney dancing with knives in HER OWN HOME. The dogs arent in danger just because they do what every small dog does. Theyre scared of EVERYTHING. She is fine. They aee fine. Now shut up https://t.co/Songf9Ifwf
— Ash (@MileysDisciple) September 26, 2023
Spears later shared in a separate Instagram post that she was just having fun channeling singer Shakira’s famous knife dance from the MTV Video Music Awards earlier this month.
“Lighten up about the knives I’m copying Shakira,” she wrote in the caption on Tuesday.