Britney Spears Gets Advice From Fellow Music Icon Amid Family Feud

American pop princess Britney Spears recently made headlines when her ex-husband, former rapper Kevin Federline, dropped a bomb regarding her relationship with their two sons. In an August 6 interview with the Daily Mail, Federline said that their children, 16-year-old Sean Preston and 15-year-old Jayden, have essentially all but ceased contact with Spears, largely due to her provocative and bizarre social media behavior. Spears then responded angrily, mainly through numerous Instagram posts (which have largely since been deleted), including calling Federline's allegations "hurtful" and questioning his own role as a father by claiming that his households contain an undue amount of marijuana, while also claiming that Federline was the reason why their sons were no longer seeing her. 

Spears then continued the saga by invoking the words of a fellow music icon, Jennifer Lopez. Lopez, in turn, responded in support of the "Toxic" singer, even giving her some words of advice. 

Jennifer Lopez implores Britney Spears to stay strong

On August 13, amid her family feud with ex-husband Kevin Federline, Britney Spears made a since-deleted Instagram post in which she quoted fellow music icon Jennifer Lopez from her recent documentary, "Halftime," writing, "'You look right down that camera and tell every little girl in the world to get loud and never ever back down to giving light to injustice!!!'" Spears added, "I'm here to share that freedom is a state of mind!!!" Although Spears has since taken down the post, she clearly garnered some inspiration from Lopez to help her get through this troubling family feud. And now, her mentor has responded with some encouraging words of her own. 

According to Page Six, Lopez responded the same day with an Instagram Story, writing, "Stay," followed by the strong arm emoji, in essence imploring Spears to "stay strong" amid her struggle. She posted this alongside a throwback photo of the two of them at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards. 

Spears also closed her original post by writing, "GOD BLESS U ALL," followed by three heart emoji. Lopez commented on the post with three heart emoji of her own.