Britney Spears has slammed reports she verbally abused a 13-year-old girl on the set of her younger sister JAMIE LYNN's TV show, insisting she merely gave the child a "sisterly talking to".
The pregnant TOXIC singer was enraged to hear about tensions brewing between her beloved sibling and co-star Alexa Nikolas, and rushed to the ZOEY 101 set last week (ends26AUG05) to defend Jamie Lynn.
But although a source tells website PageSix.com she "proceeded to scream that Alexa was an 'evil little girl,' and that she had better watch herself or she 'will never work in this town again!'", Spears insists she was acting as any big sister would.
A spokeswoman for Spears says, "Jamie Lynn and another girl on set were having problems, as 13-year-olds do.
"Britney did have words with the girl, but felt she was sticking up for her sister. She did not yell by any means, she just gave the girl a sisterly talking to and wondered why they just couldn't all get along."
But the on-set source says, "Alexa was in tears. She was sobbing and totally upset - it was totally uncalled for.
"While Jamie Lynn is the star, Alexa still works there. And the fight was a petty, 13-year-old thing between Alexa and Jamie Lynn, who is becoming a real pest. Britney should have stayed out of it."
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