Britney Spears opens up about being lonely and 'fake' people in her life

Britney Spears opens up about being lonely and 'fake' people in her life

Britney Spears, who has become decidedly more vocal about her mental health and overall wellbeing in recent months, is now opening up about the loneliness she sometimes experience due to the abundance of "fake" people in her life.

The 37-year-old also drew attention to the often vitriolic abuse she sees in the comment sections of her posts.

Remember when Britney Spears took to Instagram to address rumours about her weight?

Taking to Instagram, the Oops... I did It Again singer shared an image with the words "Pay close attention to the people who don't clap when you win" written on it.

She captioned the post:

"Living in LA is such a trip !!! It can be lonely at times. You never know who to trust, and some people can be fake. I have a very small circle of friends, and simply do what makes me happy !!! It breaks my heart to see the comments on my posts sometimes .... so I simply choose not to look anymore ... let the clever haters do what they do best .... hate!!!"

Of course, Britney's many devoted followers took to the comments to shower their idol with love and support.

"Have you ever met a hater doing better than you? Me neither," wrote one fan.

"Disable the comments Britney," another chimed in "They aren’t worth it."

"They are more people out there who love you than hate you and there are many positive comments in your posts," wrote a third. "But I understand wheee you are coming from. Do what makes you happy."

Britney Spears tells her fans "all is well" in this video message posted to Instagram:

Amongst those sharing their support for the sentiments expressed by Britney was her 25-year-old boyfriend, Sam Asghari.

"Winners don’t hate or bully, losers (haters) only do because they don’t have what you have (which is the best heart in the world)," he wrote alongside a heart emoji.

Last year, the model and personal trainer told Men's Health:

"She motivates me more than anyone. It's crazy how I can be humbled by a person like her. If I could be that humble when I'm that high in life, that would be the best thing. I grew up with three sisters, and my personality is just to be a supportive person for my family and she's family. I'm always going to support her. She is another blessing that happened to me."