A number of pics taken over the weekend in Miami were shared over the past couple of days, but Ms. Spears insists you shouldn't believe everything you see.
Here's what she said in a video posted to Instagram stories (via ET):
"Hello, and please don't judge me, I look haggard right now," Spears said, adding in the caption that she just got off a jet ski. "But my question to all of you is, a lot of fans in our world today, they always are subject to really criticize people and say that the pictures and videos that they're posting are either not on time or they're fake."
"But no one ever really asks, 'Are the paparazzi pictures fake, and do the paparazzi people do stuff to the pictures and is the news really real?'" she continued. "It's a conspiracy theory that I'm actually interested in. Yesterday I went swimming. I look like I'm 40 pounds bigger [in the pics] than I am today. This is how I am right now and I'm skinny as a needle. You tell me, what is real?"
Here are some of the pics from her weekend adventure that she might be referring to:
I'm sure, at least, Britney is thankful to have a platform like Instagram to share her side of the story!