Britney Spears Speaks Out Against Her Conservatorship, 'I Deserve To Have a Life'
| LAST UPDATE 06/29/2021
It looks like the Free Britney movement might've been right all along. The Princess of Pop recently appeared in front of the Los Angeles Superior Court to talk about her conservatorship. It was the first time Spears ever spoke in open court regarding the controversial case. And according to the reports, the 13-year-long arrangement has left the singer "traumatized."
The 39-year-old pop star addressed Judge Brenda Penny for 20 minutes and held nothing back, outlining the "abusive" nature of the order. "I am traumatized," Britney, who previously called out the "hypocritical" documentaries about her journey to fame, admitted. "I just want my life back." Spears continued to explain why the conservatorship should end. "[It's] doing me way more harm than good," she confessed to the court.
According to Spears' accounts, her father Jamie had "100,000%" control over the starlet's life. Britney outlined the excessive dosages of mood-altering meds she was instructed to take that left her feeling intoxicated and nonverbal. The pop icon also explained to the court that she wanted to have another child. But, the request to have her internal contraceptive removed was denied. Instead, Spears was instructed to carry on with her career and put all personal desires on hold.
"I deserve to have a life; I've worked my whole life," the Grammy-winning artist pleaded. "I deserve to have a two to three-year break." But what did others have to say? Judge Penny commended the singer for her candor and applauded Spears for the "courageous" appearance before the court. However, she made no official ruling. Britney's request to "end this conservatorship without being evaluated" was not granted on the spot.
But, many agree that the performer's statement was a huge step forward in her fight for freedom. "I'm so thankful that her truth is out there, and it cannot be denied anymore," Megan Radford of the Free Britney movement shared with the BBC. And as for Jamie Spears? Spears' dad did not appear in court. However, his lawyer read a statement on the 68-year-old's behalf. "He is sorry to see his daughter suffering and in so much pain," the letter read. "Mr. Spears loves his daughter, and he misses her very much."
Gone are the days of looking through Britney's Instagram for clues, you guys. She's made her feelings loud and clear. Stay tuned; something tells us we'll be hearing more from our Pop Princess...