Fans of Britney Spears are accustomed to her very animated dances on Instagram at this time. However, a peculiar video last week of the singer spinning around while flinging butcher knives alarmed some of the artist’s fans, who described it as “disturbing.”
The knives were fake, she claimed in the caption of the weird video, but the clink, clink sound two butcher knives produced as they collided tells a different tale.
“I started playing in the kitchen with knives today!!! Don’t worry they are NOT real knives !!! Halloween is soon,” she wrote in the caption.
As the post’s comments section was disabled, followers immediately flocked to X (formerly Twitter) to voice their worries.
“Britney Spears dancing with knives in her latest video. What next a gun? The woman needs help and fast,” one user tweeted.
“Britney Spears is unwell. Posting peculiar videos and in the latest one, dancing with sharp kitchen knives. She needs mental help,” another person added.
Britney reassured followers yesterday in an Instagram post that she was merely copying Shakira, another performer, to allay their concerns.
“Lighten up about the knives I’m copying Shakira,” she wrote in the caption.
Shakira did indeed dance on stage while holding two knives during this year’s MTV Video Music Awards. The singer’s dancing earned a lot of praise, with one Instagram user calling it “life changing.”
Britney’s knife dance has inspired a ton of humorous memes, even though it hasn’t exactly garnered the same level of acclaim as that. Some of the funnier ones are as follows: