Britney Spears posts then deletes 22-minute tell-all about her conservatorship
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Britney Spears has sent shock waves across the internet, posting and then quickly deleting a 22-minute video revealing details about her toxic conservatorship.
The pop icon posted a now-private video explaining how she’s been offered ‘tons of opportunities' to speak on her conservatorship, according to TMZ.
However, she decided to post to YouTube and Twitter to detail the experience on her own terms.
She said: “For some reason, I started to get a spark back. I started making Glory, and I got the fire back in my eyes.
"I started getting more confidence, and with confidence, people were like ‘What’s going on now, she’s speaking up a little more.
“I think with confidence comes enlightenment, which makes you think better. That’s the last thing they wanted.
“I had to just play this role, that everything was OK all the time. I knew they could hurt me.”
Britney said she was called 'fat' every day when she was recording the Circus album and said she felt she had to go to the gym every day.
She said that experience was so 'demoralising' and made her feel awful.
The singer recalled the events leading up to her legal arrangement as her dad emerged as more of a controlling figure.
She shared that her parents were prompted to keep a watchful eye on her after she began taunting the paparazzi, which she deemed as ‘harmless’.
Britney said: "The extent of my madness was playing chase with paparazzi, which is still to this day one of the most fun things I ever did about being famous."
She revealed that she was held down on a gurney while being taken away in an ambulance, marking the beginning of her conservatorship.
The ‘...Baby Once More Time’ singer disclosed how she was forced into a psychiatric ward in 2019 during her Las Vegas residency rehearsals after protesting a dance move to her father.
“I didn’t want to ever go there. I remember calling my dad on the phone crying, and he said ‘You have to listen to the doctors. I can’t help you now’”, she said.
She added how she hated her experience in the facility, which briefly led her to stop believing in God.
She said: "How did they get away with it, and what the f**k did I do to deserve that?”
Britney then details how she eventually became more aware of the campaign to free her, which led her to seek a lawyer through a ‘wonderful friend’ and launch a legal battle against her family.
After 13 years, a Los Angeles court officially terminated Britney's conservatorship on November 12.
She concluded the video, explaining why she decided to share her story: “If you’re a weird, introvert oddball like me, who feels alone a lot of the time, and you needed to hear a story like mine today to know that you’re not alone, know this: my life has been far from easy, and you’re not alone.”
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