After taking a two-week break from social media, Britney Spears has taken to Instagram to assure her followers she's "fine".
"I know that there have been a lot of comments and a lot of people saying a lot of different things about me, but I just want to let you guys know that I am fine," Britney told her followers.
"I’m the happiest I’ve ever been in my life and I am sending all of you guys a lot of prayers, wishes and a lot of love," she finished.
However, Britney's fans didn't seem to quite believe her statement with one follower simply writing, "I don't believe this."
Another said, "We don't trust your circle," while someone else added, "I don't buy it."
One user wrote, "We are concerned for some really legit reasons... Is it a pre-taped video?"
"I'm praying for you," another fan said.
One upset viewer wrote, "You don't seem the happiest," along with a flurry of crying emojis.
Britney then quickly uploaded a video of herself dancing and a selfie, perhaps to make up for her break.
The posts come as the singer has been fighting to have her father Jamie Spears removed from her 12-year conservatorship.
She also enjoyed a big win as a Los Angeles Superior Court judge granted a motion to allow her to hire her own lawyers to represent her in the conservatorship battle.
Britney's mental state 'like a comatose patient'
Britney's lawyer Sam Ingham made shock claims about the singer's mental state last month, going so far as to compare her to a "comatose patient".
According to reports by TMZ, Mr Ingham made the claims on during an October court proceeding in which he declared that Britney no longer wanted to perform and revive her music career despite her father’s wishes.
When questioned by the judge as to why Britney herself had yet to provide first-hand evidence of her career decision, Mr Ingham claimed that his client did not possess the mental clarity to sign legally-binding documents.
He went on to explain that while the mother-of-two is not physically comatose, he feels she must be treated as such which gives him as her lawyer the right to sign documents on her behalf.
Jamie and his legal team then argued that Britney herself should appear in court to avoid accusations of ‘hearsay,’ however, Mr Ingham’s position was firm.
“I am the exclusive source of information in public pleadings as to what my client wants,” he told the court.
Britney has been under the conservatorship of Jamie since 2008 following her 'breakdown' in 2007 when she was famously seen shaving her head.
In California where Britney’s guardianship was decided upon, a conservatorship is a legal guardianship where a representative is appointed when a court agrees that an individual cannot make their own decisions.
In Britney's case, it was her father who initially took over her financial assets, her estate and career negotiations. He can even decide who she can and cannot spend time with.
The conservatorship has been a controversial topic amongst Britney fans who believe it's being used to control her behaviour. Last year, a social media campaign kicked off using the hashtag #FreeBritney to draw attention to the singer’s current situation.
In August 2020, Britney started making legal moves to remove her father as the sole conservator and make her current stand-in conservator, Jodi Montgomery, permanent.
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