Britney Spears on Wednesday (June 25) called the 13-year-long conservatorship that has controlled her life stupid and abusive, saying she felt traumatised and angry and wanted her life back. Britney has now shared that she pretended to be okay “because of my pride and I was embarrassed to share what happened to me”.
On Thursday, the ‘Criminal’ singer took to Instagram to pen a long and heartbreaking note and apologised to her fans for pretending to be okay and said her life is not “perfect”. Along with the note, Britney shared a quote which read, “If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.
In her note, the , 39-year-old wrote, “I just want to tell you guys a little secret … I believe as people we all want the fairy tale life and by the way I’ve posted … my life seems to look and be pretty amazing … I think that’s what we all strive for !!!! That was one of my mother’s best traits … no matter how shitty a day was when I was younger … for the sake of me and my siblings she always pretended like everything was ok. I’m bringing this to peoples attention because I don’t want people to think my life is perfect because IT’S DEFINITELY NOT AT ALL … and if you have read anything about me in the news this week … you obviously really know now it’s not !!!! I apologise for pretending like I’ve been ok the past two years … I did it because of my pride and I was embarrassed to share what happened to me … but honestly who doesn’t want to capture there Instagram in a fun light !!!! Believe it or not pretending that I’m ok has actually helped … so I decided to post this quote today because by golly if you’re going through hell … I feel like Instagram has helped me have a cool outlet to share my presence … existence … and to simply feel like I matter despite what I was going through and hey it worked … so I’ve decided to start reading more fairy tales !!!!”
In a statement of more than 20 minutes, pop star Spears on June 23 told the Los Angeles judge overseeing the arrangement that she wanted it to end.
“I just want my life back,” she said. “I’m not here to be anyone’s slave. I’m traumatized… I’m not happy, I can’t sleep,” she said. Spears said her frequent upbeat postings on her Instagram account were lies. “I’m so angry and I’m depressed. I cry every day,” she added.
Spears delivered her remarks by phone, her first public statements about the court-approved arrangement that was first put in place in 2008 when she suffered a mental health breakdown.
Last year, Spears began the legal process to remove her father, Jamie Spears, from handling personal affairs ranging from her medical care to who visits her secluded villa outside Los Angeles. Jamie Spears also is a joint conservator of the singer’s finances.
(With agency inputs)