Pop icon Britney Spears has announced that she has changed her name to River Red.
The announcement was made in a cryptic post on her Instagram, where she shared a picture of Mars and wrote in the caption, “I changed my name to River Red. Yet the fire is where it illuminates… to stare at it and jump right in with no fear at all !!! S**t. Now I have to find my FORK!!!.”
Spears, who is known for her dynamic performances and chart-topping hits, further solidified her new identity by changing her name on her Instagram profile.
The change comes after the singer addressed rumors that her new tattoo was a reference to her former boyfriend, Justin Timberlake.
Spears recently got a new heart tattoo, which she showed off on social media, shortly after sharing some old photos of her and Timberlake. The pair famously dated for three years, and the two posts had led some fans to speculate that the tattoo may have been related to Timberlake.
However, in a new text post on her Instagram story, Spears explained, “Just to clarify… my tattoo had nothing to do with an ex in the past!!! I simply did it because I wanted to!!! The pic with my ex is a time where there was less confusion on what it meant to be together… it is what it is.”
The 41-year-old singer, who has been in the public eye for decades, has always been known for her bold and daring choices. Her fans are excited to see what the future holds for the artist now known as River Red.