Britney Spears ‘angry’ over child support battle with Kevin Federline

Kevin Federline can’t bank on ex Britney Spears’ salary.

Since he has custody of their sons Sean Preston, 12, and Jayden James, 11, the rapper, 39, is requesting an increase to his monthly $20,000 in child support “to recognize the sacrifices he’s made,” reveals a source. “He could have threatened to cut off access to the kids, but has not.”

Spears, who raked in more than $137 million during her Las Vegas residency, doesn’t buy his reasoning. “She’s angry Kevin is asking for more money because she pays for everything,” says the insider, noting the divorced duo have a “strained” relationship. “Those boys are her world. She is an amazing mother.”

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It’s a description she’s worked hard to achieve. Following her highly publicized breakdown in 2007, the pop star, now 36, was placed under dad Jamie’s conservatorship and full custody of her kids was handed to Federline. Still, “Kevin has always allowed for very liberal visitation,” says the insider. “He has been supportive of her recovery.”

As her health improved, so did her parenting. (Today, she and Federline split time 50/50.) “Yes, she has her career,” says the insider. “But her job as their mom is the most important role in her life.” And Federline believes it has contributed to her professional gains. Says the source, “Kevin thinks her success is in part because the boys have been in her life.” (After embarking on a world tour in July, she’ll return to Vegas for a lucrative residency at the Park Theater.)

But Spears is quick to see through her ex. As he has four other kids to support, “Britney feels as if she is paying for them also,” the insider says. “His rapping and DJ’ing don’t pay the bills.” And neither will Spears — or her dad. “Jamie isn’t going to meet an outrageous demand,” says the source. “He knows how important the kids are to Britney and won’t allow her to lose them. Jamie has assured her this won’t become an issue.”

For more on Spears and Federline, pick up the new issue of Us Weekly, on newsstands now.

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AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6: (UK, US AND CANADA RIGHTS ONLY) Pop superstar Britney Spears and new boyfriend Kevin Federline spend time together in Amsterdam on May 6, 2004 in The Netherlands. Federline is a dancer and the pair have apparently been friends for a while ahead of becoming a couple. (Photo by Dennis van Tellingen/Bruno Press/Getty Images)
Kevin Federline and Britney Spears at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas, Nevada (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS - DECEMBER 8: Singer Britney Spears and husband Kevin Federline kiss as they arrive at the 2004 Billboard Music Awards on December 8, 2004 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Britney Spears and Kevin Federline during 2004 Billboard Music Awards - Red Carpet at MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
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Kevin Federline and Britney Spears with guests during 12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Official After Party hosted by People Magazine and the Entertainment Industry Foundation at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by
Kevin Federline and Britney Spears during Rolling Stone/Verizon Wireless Pre-GRAMMY Concert with Kanye West - Arrivals at Spider at Avalon in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Jason Merritt/FilmMagic)
Kevin Federline and Britney Spears during Rolling Stone/Verizon Wireless Pre-GRAMMY Concert with Kanye West - Arrivals at Spider at Avalon in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Jason Merritt/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD - FEBRUARY 08: Singer Britney Spears (R) and husband Kevin Federline arrive at the SONY BMG Grammy Party held at The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on February 8, 2006 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
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Kevin Federline and Britney Spears during Belated Birthday Party for Kevin Federline with Britney Spears Hosted by Scooter Braun - Arrivals at Vision Nightclub & Lounge in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. (Photo by Ben Rose/WireImage)
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