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Pop legend Britney Spears is speaking out against her family in a new social media post, stating that her new music hiatus is her way of fighting back.
“Not doing music anymore is my way of saying ‘F--k You’ in a sense when it only actually benefits my family by ignoring my real work,” she wrote in a Monday Instagram post.
Referencing her conservatorship, which she only recently was released from after more than 13 years, Spears said she was nice during it but "absolutely screaming inside."
"I wanted to be nice but what they did to my heart was unforgivable !!!!!” she wrote. “I asked for 13 years to perform new songs and remixes of my old songs."
She said she was always told no and felt like it was "a set up to make me fail."
“It didn’t make sense how network television shows are showcasing my music with remixes of all of my music … yet the person who owns the music is told no!!!!” the singer wrote. “They even gave remixes to my sister but I was always told no?”
Spears, 40, broke her public silence about her conservatorship in June, when she called the arrangement "abusive” during a court hearing and suggested that her father Jamie Spears, 69, and other relatives should go to jail for abuse. She told the court that, at one point during the conservatorship, she had been placed in a psychiatric hold against her will. She also alleged that she was forced to perform at times while ill, as well as to take lithium, and was told that she could not get her IUD removed.
Britney’s conservatorship was dissolved last month by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny. The decision came after months of intense criticism of the conservatorship by the “Overprotected” star and her supporters.
Mathew Rosengart, Britney Spears' lawyer, has indicated in recent months that he's investigating some of the allegations that his client and others have made, including one that her father secretly bugged her bedroom. He has also said he is looking into Jamie Spears' management of his daughter's estate for possible misconduct. Jamie Spears had been his daughter’s conservator of estate for more than 13 years and was her conservator of person from 2008 until 2019, when he stepped down from that role.
Even now that he has been removed his legal role, he is still trying to gain access to Britney Spears' finances.
The singer’s Monday post dived into even more allegations against her family.
Last week, Spears posted a list of her impressive accomplishments on Instagram. She addressed her reason for that post on Monday, stating that "my family embarrassed me and hurt me deeply … so tooting my own horn and seeing my past accomplishments reflecting back at me actually helped!!!!!”
She also characterized herself as an "obnoxious 8 year old last week defending myself with my accomplishments."
In the Monday post, which began with a medication on the power of prayer, Spears said her situation made her lose faith.
“I had an experience three years ago where I stopped believing in God!!!! From every angle I was being hurt for no reason and my family was hurting me,” she wrote. “I went into a state of shock and the way I coped was being [in] fake denial … It was too much for me to really face.”
Following the end of her conservatorship, Rosengart made it clear that if Spears were to return to the music industry — which she made clear Monday she is “scared” of — that it would be up to her and her alone.
“What’s next for Britney, and this is the first time this could be said for about a decade, is up to one person: Britney," he had told reporters.
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