On Monday, December 13, in a now deleted Instagram post, Britney Spears called out Diane Sawyer for her infamous 2003 ABC interview. (During that interview, the pop icon burst into tears and endured pointed questions about her clothes, persona, and breakup with Justin Timberlake.)
“Do we dare forget the Diane Sawyer interview in my apartment almost 20 years ago?” she wrote in the post, according to People. “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?”
Spears found some of the questions during the interview to be invasive and admitted she was in a sensitive place after her public breakup with Timberlake.
“Something I never shared when I had that break up years ago was that I couldn’t talk afterward,” Spears wrote in the now deleted post, per People. “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!”
Britney Spears’s conservatorship, which gave her no legal control over her life and finances, ended in November after 13 years. Since then, she’s used Instagram to talk about the ways her family had been controlling her during that time. But she’s also using her account to celebrate her newfound freedom. “I’m just grateful, honestly, for each day, and being able to have the keys to my car, being able to be independent and feel like a woman, owning an ATM card and seeing cash for the first time, being able to buy candles,” she said in a since deleted video back on November 17. “It’s the little things for us women, but it makes a huge difference. I’m grateful for that. It’s nice. It’s really nice.”