Britney Spears has taken to social media for the first time after the airing of a new documentary that magnified interest in her career, mental health, and conservatorship.
The popstar shared a video on her Instagram account of her performing the hit 'Toxic' from three years ago, along with a lengthy caption.
“I’ll always love being on stage,” she wrote, “but I am taking the time to learn and be a normal person ..... I love simply enjoying the basics of every day life!!!!”
Britney continued: “Each person has their story and their take on other people’s stories !!!! We all have so many different bright beautiful lives!!! Remember, no matter what we think we know about a person's life it is nothing compared to the actual person living behind the lens !!!!”
As a result, Britney fans have called for many shown in archival footage in the doc — Justin Timberlake, Matt Lauer, Diane Sawyer, Jay Leno — to apologise to the star. Sarah Silverman is one of the only ones so far to even acknowledge criticism after an old video of her roasting Britney was resurfaced on the internet, which she now calls “unfortunate.”
The doco also covers Britney’s breakdown which led to her conservatorship in 2008 — and how the legal arrangement continues today. Jamie — along with business co-conservator Bessemer Trust and conservator of her person Jodi Montgomery — oversee Britney’s finances, make business deals for her, control who visits her home, can access her medical records and communicate with her doctors, among things.
As a result, many of Britney's fans suspect that this latest social media post wasn't written by the star in response to the documentary. But rather a scripted caption, like so many others are believed to be on her account.
"Britney did NOT POST THIS," one person commented.
"I know you didn’t write that caption girl," another agreed, while a third said: "That was my first thought too."
Jamie, who Britney hasn’t spoken to since last summer, has maintained he has her best interests at heart and that the conservatorship is in place for a reason.
Britney went on what her manager described as an “indefinite work hiatus” in 2019, calling off her second Las Vegas residency after her dad suffered a health emergency and she said she wanted to focus on family.
On Tuesday, as buzz over the doco spread, after the star’s boyfriend since 2016, Sam Asghari, made his first public comments about her conservatorship. He slammed Jamie, calling him “total d**k” and said he has “zero respect” for him.
Britney’s next hearing for her conservatorship — which has been extended until September — is later this week.
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