In early March (as we reported here), Britney Spears‘ teenage son, Jayden Federline, rocked headlines when he said his mom “may quit music forever.”
Detailing her ongoing legal battle/conservatorship woes with her father, Federline’s comments sparked worry among the Pop icon’s dedicated fans (affectionately called #BritneyArmy) – a fret only aided by Britney who, though active on social media, has not ever directly denied the claims.
Her actress sister, Jamie Lynn, however is doing so in her stead. Recently taking to our friends at ‘The Hollywood Reporter,’ the youngest Spears confirmed Brit wasn’t hard at work on any new music but also assured supporters the GRAMMY winner isn’t hanging up her dancing heels quite yet.
Taking to press, Jamie Lynn revealed:
“Right now, she’s quarantining in L.A. But, in general, she’s kind of just relaxing. And I think that’s good. Britney deserves that. She’s worked her a** off,” says Jamie Lynn, who is reportedly quarantining with Britney. “So if she wants to make another album, great. But if she doesn’t feel like it, she doesn’t have to. She’s given the world a lot. I don’t think there are plans for anything — at the moment.”
Expounding on the statement above, she continued:
“Obviously, right now, she’s just trying to quarantine. She’s taking it day by day,” the 29-year-old singer-actress said. “And when she wants to make music, she’ll make it. I don’t think you can ever retire someone from their passion.”
She concluded by stating:
“People always ask me, ‘Is there a lot of pressure being related to Britney, someone who is an icon?’ And the answer is no, not really. If anything, it’s an honor to be the sibling of someone who worked very hard and created a dream and a legacy that will last forever,” she said. “I’m so proud of Britney for everything that she’s been able to accomplish and the impact she’s had, not just on pop music but the industry as a whole. The best part about being a living legend is that it’s not finished. There’s always more to come.”
Click here to read more from the interview including Jamie Lynn’s reflection on the ‘Oops!…I Did It Again’ era (which recently celebrated its 20th anniversary).