Just when things seemed to be looking up for Britney Spears (she has reconciled with her estranged mom Lynne again and is now allowed phone contact with her two sons), the singer was at the center of another public meltdown outside her Summit home on Monday evening
Britney confidant Sam Lutfi apparently had a verbal dispute when they returned to her home after a short drive around Beverly Hills. Brit got out of the car, holding her Yorkshire terrier dog London, and sat down on the curb in tears. When photographers asked if she was okay, the troubled star yelled, "I'm fine. I'm sitting for once and having a nice time with my dog!" Britney then got into a car with photographer Filipe Teixeira, went for a short drive and returned home again.
Later, her on-off paparazzi beau Adnan Ghalib showed up but wasn't allowed in. "Britney doesn't want to see anybody," a security guard at the gate told In Touch.
Adnan later released this statement through his photo agency: "The truth is that Sam Lutfi started an argument with Britney and the two ended up in a screaming fight. Sam continued to verbally abuse Britney as she sat barefoot on the curb at her Summit home crying holding her dog London. Britney called Adnan for help and he heard the distress in her voice and drove to the Summit immediately. While outside the gates he was denied access as Sam Lutfi had informed the guards that he was not allowed entry. When Adnan then tried to call Britney it seems that Sam had turned all of her cell phones off."
A spokesman for LAPD North Hollywood Division confirmed to In Touch they had sent officers to investigate a "disturbance" at Britney's home. Officers left after citing photographers for illegal parking.
At about 9 p.m., Britney's parents, Lynne and Jamie, showed up to her house to check on their daughter. An eyewitness tells In Touch that Jamie waited outside the gates for 20 minutes "looking deeply depressed." Eventually, he was allowed to drive in.