• Britney Spears revisited her infamous interview with Diane Sawyer in a post on Instagram
  • Spears shared how Sawyer asked her if she was faithful to Justin Timberlake
  • The "Toxic" singer said she was in shock and pretty lame and they forced her to talk to the interview

Britney Spears is speaking out about an interview she did decades ago.

On Monday, the pop star took to Instagram to first share who is on her nice list ahead of Christmas, revealing that it included Jennifer Lopez, Betsey Johnson and Donatella Versace. She then discussed her now-infamous 2003 interview with Diane Sawyer on ABC in the since-deleted post, slamming the journalist for questioning her spending habits.

"Do we dare forget the Diane Sawyer interview in my apartment almost 20 years ago?" Spears wrote in a lengthy notes app message, as quoted by Entertainment Tonight. "What was with the 'you're in the wrong' approach?? Geeze... and making me cry???"

She continued, "Seriously though... I lived in my apartment for a year and never spoke to anyone... my manager put that woman in my home and made me talk to her on national television and she asked if I had a shopping problem!!! When did I have a shopping problem?"

During the interview, Sawyer had mentioned her shopping, asking Spears, "Is it an addiction?"

"No, I don't think it's an addiction," the singer replied with surprise. "It makes me happy. No, it's not an addiction!"

In her lengthy message, Spears also addressed her split from Justin Timberlake in 2002 and how "in shock" she was following it and "never spoke to anyone for a very long time." During their past interview, Sawyer pressed Spears on whether she was faithful to Timberlake, referencing quotes the singer had given where she had claimed to have only slept with one person.

"Something I never shared when I had that breakup years ago was that I couldn't talk afterward," Spears wrote. "I was in shock... pretty lame of my dad and three men to show up at my door when I could hardly speak... two days later they put Diane Sawyer in my living room... they forced me to talk!"

Spears said she was "a baby" at the time but now she knows how to stand up for herself.

"She said 'a woman or a girl' ... I would like to say now, 'Ma'am I'm a catholic s--t!!!" the singer wrote, referring to one of Sawyer's interview questions, before adding that she could spend as much money as she wanted.

The "Toxic" singer had been on a conservatorship for 13 years and had no direct access to her money until it was terminated last month.

In her recent post, Spears also proudly shared that she went to an ATM and withdrew $300 before condemning her family over her conservatorship. She then slammed the California government for allowing her dad to subject her to such an arrangement.

However, her father Jamie Spears' lawyer Alex Weingarten denied Jamie's involvement in the interview, saying in a statement to People that he was "completely uninvolved" in its planning.

"Mr. Spears has no idea what Ms. Spears is talking about. Jamie never set up any interview with Diane Sawyer and was not present for any such interview," the statement read. "He had nothing to do with Britney's career at this point and was completely uninvolved in this interview. Jamie loves Britney very much, wishes Britney nothing but the best and hopes that she continues to seek the help that she needs to stay safe and healthy."

Sawyer has not responded to requests for comment, according to the outlet.

After her conservatorship was terminated, Spears said her family should be held accountable and "should all be in jail." She added that what her family and the conservatorship did to her was "demoralizing and degrading."

Britney Spears, shown here in 2019, has indicated she would like to have another child and has plans to wed her boyfriend Sam Asghari
Britney Spears, shown here in 2019, has indicated she would like to have another child and has plans to wed her boyfriend Sam Asghari AFP / VALERIE MACON