KEY POINTS

  • Britney Spears slammed Christina Aguilera for refusing to speak about her conservatorship during a recent interview
  • Aguilera's publicist pulled her away after she was asked about Spears on the red carpet at the Latin Grammy Awards
  • Spears thanked Lady Gaga for voicing her support for her in interviews

Britney Spears has taken aim at Christina Aguilera for "refusing to speak" when asked about the former's conservatorship.

A week after the termination of Spears' 13-year conservatorship, the "Toxic" singer took to her Instagram Stories Friday to post a video of her fellow pop icon and former "Mickey Mouse Club" co-star being asked about Spears during a red carpet interview at Thursday's Latin Grammy Awards, Variety reported.

When Aguilera was asked by a reporter if she has talked to Spears since her conservatorship ended, Aguilera's publicist cut in to pull her away, saying, "No, we're not doing that tonight. I'm sorry."

The "Lady Marmalade" singer frowned, telling reporters she couldn't answer the question before walking away and adding, "But I'm happy for her."

Apparently, Spears wasn't happy with Aguilera's lack of response, writing over the clip, "I love and adore everyone who supported me … but refusing to speak when you know the truth is equivalent to a lie!!!"

"13 years being in a corrupt abusive system yet why is such a hard topic for people to talk about???" she continued. "I'm the one who went through it!!! All the supporters who spoke up and supported me thank you … Yes, I do matter!"

Aguilera's publicist who was featured in the video did not immediately respond when asked for comment, according to the outlet.

Although Aguilera didn't comment on Spears' conservatorship during her recent red carpet appearance, she previously come out in support of her fellow pop star this summer on Twitter.

"These past few days I’ve been thinking about Britney and everything she is going through," Aguilera wrote in a statement in June alongside a throwback photo of herself with Spears. "It is unacceptable that any woman, or human, wanting to be in control of their own destiny might not be allowed to live life as they wish."

In contrast to Aguilera, Lady Gaga, who was at the Los Angeles premiere of her film "House of Gucci" Thursday, spoke at length about Spears' conservatorship when asked about the subject by reporters.

Gaga previously told Reuters that she was happy that the "wildly talented" and "incredibly inspirational" singer "gets to embark on a new phase of her life."

Shortly after she posted about Aguilera, Spears expressed her gratitude to Gaga, whose words, according to the "Circus" hitmaker, moved her to tears.

"Thank you @LadyGaga for genuinely taking your time to say something so kind. You made me cry!!! Love you!!!" Spears wrote.

Britney Spears on stage in Las Vegas in 2018 Britney Spears on stage in Las Vegas in 2018 Photo: GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA via AFP / Ethan Miller