Trying to send a message, Britney Spears? The pop star shared a Father’s Day post with no caption on Instagram, and fans immediately thought she was throwing shade at her dad.

The 37-year-old re-posted a lifestyle blogger’s message that read “Happy Father’s Day,” with a crown and mustache. However, she failed to mention her father, Jamie Spears.

Shortly afterward, social media users pointed out that she could have left out Jamie intentionally. One person wrote, “He doesn’t deserve it, Brit,” while another echoed, “No caption? What a power move. I see you, Brit.” A third chimed in, writing, “No caption? Hmm … shady queen.”

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Happy Father’s Day, daddy! Love you!!

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It’s not surprising that Britney would post that, though. On Thursday, June 13, Jamie appeared in court where a Los Angeles Superior Court judge ordered the blonde beauty’s former manager, Sam Lutfi, to stay at least 200 yards away from Brit and her family for five years. During Jamie’s testimony, Sam’s attorney, Marc Gans, asked the 66-year-old where things stood with his daughter today. “Me and my daughter’s relationship has always been strained,” Jamie responded. Ever since Jamie became Britney’s conservator in February 2008 — after her public mental breakdown — he is allowed to make decisions about her financial and personal affairs.

In January, the Grammy winner opened up about her father’s struggles. “I don’t even know where to start with this, because this is so tough for me to say. I will not be performing my new show, Domination,” she wrote at the time. “I’ve been looking forward to this show and seeing all of you this year, so doing this breaks my heart. However, it’s important to always put your family first … and that’s the decision I had to make.”

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The entertainer continued, “A couple of months ago, my father was hospitalized and almost died. We’re all so grateful that he came out of it alive, but he still has a long road ahead of him. I had to make the difficult decision to put my full focus and energy on my family at this time. I hope you all can understand. More information on ticket refunds is available on britneyspears.com. I appreciate your prayers and support for my family during this time. Thank you, and love you all … always.”

Life’s short, Brit. We hope that you and your dad make up sooner than later!

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