Britney Spears made a very rare public appearance during a shopping trip in Malibu on Friday.
The Toxic singer appeared to be enjoying her time in the radiant springtime sun as she strolled around the Malibu Country Mart.
The troubled 39-year-old performer’s trip comes amid the ongoing legal battle concerning her conservatorship and her relationship with her father, James.
Stepping out: Britney Spears was seen making a very rare public appearance as she went on a shopping trip at the Malibu Country Mart on Friday
Spears was dressed in a light brown sports coat that featured dark elbow patches.
Underneath her outer layer, the Oops!… I Did It Again singer wore a loose-fitting gray t-shirt that rose to just above her midriff, as well as a pair of slightly cuffed black jeans and Birkenstock sandals.
The performer accessorized with a reflective pair of aviator-style sunglasses, as well as a single necklace during her solo outing.
Her gorgeous blonde hair cascaded onto her shoulders and her backside as she made her way through the outdoor shopping center.
Fresh dressed: The Toxic singer wore a light brown coat that featured dark elbow patches
Contrast: The performer also wore a pair of slightly cuffed black pants during her outing. She paired her bottoms with a set of Birkenstock sandals
The songwriter notably wore a large white facial covering in order to keep herself protected from COVID-19 while she spent time in public.
Spears’ solo outing comes amid the growing public concern regarding the legal control of her assets, which is currently administrated by her father, James.
In March of 2019, her conservatorship’s longtime administrator, Andrew Wallet, stepped down from his position as the co-conservator of her assets.
That September, the singer’s now-68-year-old father also temporarily left his position, citing a desire to focus on his health.
Not taking any chances: Spears wore a large white facial covering to keep herself protected from COVID-19 while spending time in public
Working through it: The singer’s outing comes amid her ongoing legal battle concerning her conservatorship. Spears’ father, James, is currently in partial control of his daughter’s assets and affairs
Jodi Montgomery, a licensed conservator, then stepped in to fill James’ position on what was intended as a temporary basis.
The following August, James submitted a petition to the Superior Court of California that requested Wallet to return to his position.
That same month, Spears’ attorney, Samuel D. Ingham III, filed a second petition, where it was noted that the singer did not want her father to have control of her estate.
Four days after the filing was made, a judge ruled that her father’s partial control of her conservatorship was to remain in place until the following February.
All over the place: The singer’s legal battles have involved the actions of several attorneys and a licensed conservator
Still there: In August of last year, a judge ruled that Spears’ father was to remain in control of her affairs and assets until the following February
That month, a documentary about the singer, entitled Framing Britney Spears, was released on Hulu, which raised public interest in the troubled performer’s legal issues.
Although she initially did not make a public statement about the feature, the singer took to Instagram in March to tell her fans that, while she did not watch the whole film, ‘I was embarrassed by the light they put me in.’
She also noted that she ‘cried for two weeks’ after the documentary’s release.
That same month, Ingham filed a petition where it was noted that Spears desired Montgomery to remain in control of her affairs and that she wanted her father to be removed from his position entirely.
The next court hearing regarding the singer’s conservatorship is currently scheduled to take place later this month.
The case continues: The next scheduled court hearing concerning Spears’ conservatorship is set to take place later this month