In an exclusive intervew with E! News' Jason Kennedy, Britney's cousin Alli Sims said she was indeed denied entry to the pop tart's place on Thursday night...proving it's not just hangers-on but even Spears family members who are having trouble getting to Britney.
"It's kind of true," says Sims. "I drove up there for a minute because I had to go to another party [nearby]...I just talked to her for a second."
In the only on-camera she has given in months, Sims told E! News at the People magazine pre-Grammy party that Britney is "doing well and everything's going to be okay, and I love her to death and she knows everybody is rooting for her."
Sims is optimistic that Britney will "get back to normal and balance out."
yeah okay, suuuure you had a party to go to