Britney Spears’ contentious legal arrangement ruled her life for nearly 14 years. It stripped her of her ability to make basic financial, career, and personal decisions. Britney Spears has recently confessed that her conservatorship experience has made her fearful of the entertainment world.
In an Instagram post in November, Spears explained why she was not ready to return to the music industry after her conservatorship was dissolved. She wrote in a long note, which she shared as screenshots.
“I wanted to be nice but what they did to my heart was unforgivable. I asked for 13 years to perform new songs and remixes of my old songs … and every time I was told ‘no’. It was a setup to make me fail. So much wasted time to only embarrass me and humiliate me and I guess it seems odd to most now why I don’t even do my music any more. People have no idea the awful things that were done to me personally … and what I’ve been through. I am scared of people and the business. They really hurt me. Not doing my music any more is a way of saying ‘fu*k you’ in a sense when it actually benefits my family by ignoring my real work.”
Spears accompanied the statement with a set of illustrations depicting prayer. The following three photographs are screenshots from her notes, in which she also discusses her faith being shaken. Her father’s lawyers have asked that she continue to pay his legal bills, arguing that he has “stepped up” to protect her from “opportunistic and completely self-interested individuals.”
In 2022, her goal is to push herself a little harder and try more things that terrify her, but not too much. She is aware of what makes her happy and provides her joy, and she will attempt to dwell on the places and thoughts that allow her to do so.
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