Britney Spears has revealed she hasn’t watched the documentary Framing Britney Spears, but said she was embarrassed and ‘cried for two weeks’ about how she was portrayed in it.
The 39-year-old pop star broke her silence Tuesday over the New York Times documentary, which debuted last month, showing her rise to stardom and the ongoing conservatorship battle with her father.
‘I didn’t watch the documentary but from what I did see of it I was embarrassed by the light they put me in,’ Spears wrote in an Instagram post.
‘I cried for two weeks and well… I still cry sometimes!!!!’
Spears shared her feelings about her show in the caption of an Instagram video where she danced to the 1993 Aerosmith hit Crazy in a red top and plaid shorts.
Britney Spears has revealed she hasn’t watched the documentary Framing Britney Spears, but said she was embarrassed and ‘cried for two weeks’ about how she was portrayed in it
‘My life has always been very speculated… watched… and judged really my whole life!!!’ the Grammy-winning artist began in the post.
‘For my sanity I need to dance to @iamstevent every night of my life to feel wild and human and alive!!!’ ‘I have been exposed my whole life performing in front of people!!!’
The Baby One More Time singer opened up about her general skepticism amid more than 20 years in the limelight.
‘It takes a lot of strength to TRUST the universe with your real vulnerability cause I’ve always been so judged… insulted… and embarrassed by the media… and I still am till this day!!!!’ she said.
‘As the world keeps on turning and life goes on we still remain so fragile and sensitive as people!!!’
Spears went on to tell her 29 million Instagram followers how she finds dancing an outlet that brings her joy.
‘I do what I can in my own spirituality with myself to try and keep my own joy … love … and happiness!!!!
‘Every day dancing brings me joy!!! I’m not here to be perfect … perfect is boring … I’m here to pass on kindness!!!!’
In a previous post with a similar clip, Spears wrote, ‘RED!!!!’ accompanied by three lipstick emojis.
‘I was feeling wild dancing to @aerosmith at 2am last night!!!!’
Spears shared her feelings about her show in the caption of an Instagram video where she danced to the 1993 Aerosmith hit Crazy in a red top and plaid shorts
In a previous post with a similar clip, Spears wrote, ‘RED!!!!’ accompanied by three lipstick emojis
THE ROLE OF CONSERVATOR:
Under California law a conservator is appointed by a judge to care for another adult who cannot care for themself or manage their own finances.
The role of a conservator of the person involves:
- Arranging the conservatee’s care and protection
- Decide where they live
- Make arrangements for their meals, healthcare, clothing, personal care, housekeeping, transportation, shelter, recreation, and well-being.
- Get court approval for decisions about the conservatee’s health care or living arrangements
- Report to the court on their status
Tuesday’s remarks marked the first time the pop star has publicly commented on the Hulu documentary, which premiered February 5.
Insiders told Us that the circle around the Toxic artist, who is mom to teen sons Preston, 15, and Jayden, 14, had mixed feelings about the documentary.
‘The likes of her dad and others in the conservatorship are far from happy about it, obviously, because they feel it’s another example of them being painted as money-grabbing villains when all they’re doing – so they say – is trying to help Britney run her life and stay in a safe place,’ the source said.
‘But there are growing numbers of people who think it’s high time this extremely sad and confusing story was aired and it’s a positive step in the right direction.’
Britney’s dad has previously spoken out about the documentary with his attorney denying claims he is controlling her against her will and saying he actually ‘saved’ her life and finances after watching her be exploited by others.
The documentary detailed the Oops!… I Did It Again singer’s portrayal in the media for more than two decades and the ongoing #FreeBritney movement amid her conservatorship battle with her father Jamie Spears.
In it, several former agents and friends suggested that Britney’s mom Lynne cared for her well-being while Jamie was more concerned about her earning ability.
The conservatorship was first put in place in 2008 after Britney was hospitalized following a widely publicized breakdown.
At around the same time, her parents brought a restraining order against Sam Lufti, who they said had inserted himself in Britney’s life to take advantage of her.
He has always denied their allegations.
Britney has been fighting to remove her dad Jamie Spears as her conservator (pictured together)
Due to health reasons, Jamie was forced to temporarily hand over the reins in 2019 to Jodi Montgomery, who was already working as Britney’s care manager.
Britney has been fighting to ask a court to permanently replace her dad with Montgomery as the conservator over her person.
In August last year, Britney lost a bid to remove him.
The pop star’s fans have railed behind a #FreeBritney movement sharing conspiracy theories claiming Britney is being held against her will and supporting her in her fight for legal freedom from her father.
The Hulu documentary then brought renewed attention to Britney’s plight.
Lawyer Samuel Ingham told a Los Angeles court hearing he will ask that Jodi Montgomery, who in 2019 was appointed temporary conservator of the singer’s personal affairs, be made permanent.
Ingham said he would present the petition at an April 27 hearing.
The pop star’s fans have railed behind a #FreeBritney movement supporting her in her fight for legal freedom from her father
Supporters of the FreeBritney movement rally in support following a conservatorship court hearing in Los Angeles, California on March 17
TIMELINE AND EXPLANATION OF BRITNEY’S CONSERVATORSHIP
2002: Jamie Spears and Lynne Spears divorce. Britney breaks up with Justin Timberlake around the same time
2004: Britney marries Kevin Federline
2007: Britney, struggling through a custody battle and split with Kevin, shaves her head and attacks a paparazzo’s car
2008: Jamie Spears files for conservatorship of Britney, claiming she is not legally well enough to make her own decisions
2009-2019: The conservatorship – which had been temporary – is extended every year. In court papers, Jamie’s attorneys describe how she is making more money
January 2019: Britney announces an ‘indefinite’ work hiatus and cancels her lucrative Las Vegas residency
Jamie files paperwork asking for the conservatorship to be extended beyond California, to apply in Hawaii, Louisiana and Florida as well
He steps down as her primary conservator after allegations he abused one of her sons but is still listed as one of those in charge
Early 2020: Britney, Jamie and Jamie-Lynne are in Louisiana together for two weeks. The #FreeBritney movement is picking up
November 2020: Britney’s attorneys claim in papers that she’s afraid of her dad
December 2020: The conservatorship is extended until September 2021
February 5 2021: Framing Britney Spears debuts on Hulu
The conservatorship that Britney was put under is ordinarily used in situations where older, perhaps senile people, can no longer look after their own affairs.
It gives control over to an appointed conservator for the best interest of the recipient but in most cases, the recipient is not healthy enough to make their own money, unlike Britney who makes millions.
Under the rules of the probate conservatorship, Jamie now has equal control over her estate to a third party and an attorney, Andrew Wallet.
Wallet derives a salary of $426,000 a year from Britney’s estate.
He, Jamie and the third party who was brought on recently can make deals on her behalf and restrict her visitors.
March 2021: Spears’ lawyer Samuel Ingham tells a Los Angeles court hearing he will ask that Jodi Montgomery, who in 2019 was appointed temporary conservator of the singer’s personal affairs, be made permanent.
Ingham says he will present the petition at an April 27 hearing.