Jennifer Lopez
SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 05: Honoree Jennifer Lopez accepts the MTV Generation Award onstage during the 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards at Barker Hangar on June 05, 2022 in Santa Monica, California. Rich Polk/Getty Images for MTV


  • Britney Spears quoted Jennifer Lopez in an Instagram post Friday while reflecting on "independence" and "equality"
  • Lopez reposted Spears' post to her own Instagram Stories Saturday while including a photo of them from 2001
  • The "Let's Get Loud" singer told Spears to "stay strong" amid the latter's feud with ex-husband Kevin Federline

Jennifer Lopez sent Britney Spears a message of support amid the latter's ongoing drama with her ex-husband Kevin Federline.

Spears and Federline have been feuding on social media all week after the former backup dancer discussed the singer's alleged estrangement from their sons Sean Preston, 16, and Jayden James, 15, in a new interview.

On Saturday, the "Let's Get Loud" singer reposted on her Instagram Story a now-deleted post shared by Spears about "independence" and "equality" while including a photo of the two singers posing together at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards, Page Six reported.

"Stay [strong]," the 53-year-old singer-actress wrote in her repost in support of Spears.

In Spears' original post Friday night, she quoted Lopez as she declare her independence.

"In a world where you have the right to use your feet...heart... mouth... eyes...and express yourself however you may!!! Declaration of INDEPENDENCE ... for equality and to be equal!!! Not even touching, covering, and holding me against my will for 4 months!!!" Spears captioned a clip of herself swaying as she gazed into the camera, scored to her 2002 hit, "Boys."

"As Jennifer Lopez once said, '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,'" the "Toxic" hitmaker continued. "I'm here to share that freedom is a state of mind!!! GOD BLESS [YOU] ALL. Psss I shot this today!!!"

Lopez also commented with three heart emojis on Spears' original post.

The supportive social media exchange comes days after Federline — who was married to Spears from 2004 to 2007 — claimed in an interview with ITV News that their sons have chosen not to see their mom in recent months, partly due to her nearly nude social media posts.

Spears fired back at her ex-husband, saying in a statement via her Instagram Stories that she was "saddened" by Federline's "hurtful" comments about her relationship with her children and that the issue began "long before Instagram." The singer also called their teenage sons "hateful" and "rude" in a since-deleted post.

Federline responded by posting videos of her private moments with Sean and Jayden when they were 12 and 11, a move the singer's attorney called a "violation" of their family's privacy.

"Whether he realizes it or not, Mr. Federline has not only violated the privacy and dignity of the mother of his children, he has undermined his own children, whose privacy he should protect," lawyer Mathew Rosengart told Page Six.

"In addition to demeaning himself and violating societal norms, he has now also created various legal issues for himself including, but not limited to, implicating cyber-harassment and cyber-bullying statutes, among other things," the attorney added.

Spears and Federline have yet to settle their feud, with a Federline source telling Page Six that "posting the videos wasn't about making her seem evil or mean, but more about reminding people that she legitimately has a mental illness and [Federline and the sons] worry it is going unchecked."

Jennifer Lopez
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA: In this image released on May 2, Jennifer Lopez performs onstage during Global Citizen VAX LIVE: The Concert To Reunite The World at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California. Global Citizen VAX LIVE: The Concert To Reunite The World will be broadcast on May 8, 2021. Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Global Citizen VAX LIVE