Video of Britney Spears dancing with knives sparks welfare check by authorities

A video of Britney Spears dancing with knives led law enforcement authorities to perform a wellness check, according to a person described as a “source close to the singer.”

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Spears, 41, is “fine,” the source told NBC News, adding: “This is overblown. She was expressing her freedom as she continues to do.”

The video showed Spears in what looks like a home, wearing a bathing suit bottom and cropped white top dancing with a pair of knives.

Spears posted the video on Instagram on Monday. She wrote in the caption, “I started playing in the kitchen with knives today.” Spears added that fans shouldn’t worry and that they weren’t real knives.

She posted again later saying she was simply copying the singer Shakira, who danced with knives at her MTV Video Music Awards performance earlier this month.