- Now that her conservatorship is finally over after 13 years, Britney Spears is making some startling revelations about her life.
- Spears, in several Instagram posts, has revealed that she has “never seen cash” or been able to do a lot of the simple things in life like drink champagne.
- More Britney Spears news here.
From January 2008 to November 2021, Britney Spears was unable to do just about anything without approval of her father Jamie Spears, the administrator of a conservatorship that literally controlled her every move.
Now freed from those shackles, Britney Spears is letting it all hang out on social media, posting several messages revealing just how limited her freedom has been for the past 13 years.
In one Instagram posted this week, Spears stated that she “actually got my first glass of champagne” and will be “celebrating my freedom and my B day for the next two months.”
She added, “I mean after 13 years … I think I’ve waited long ENOUGH.”
On Tuesday, the 39-year-old pop star shared a rather emotional video on Instagram expressing how happy she is to finally be free of the conservatorship and how much she appreciates all of the people who helped her achieve that goal.
“I might as well do a hint of my thoughts on the gram before I go and set things square on @Oprah !!!!!,” Spears captioned the Instagram video. “I mean who knows … I do know how embarrassing is to share the fact I’ve never seen cash or wasn’t able to drive my car …. but honestly it still blows my mind every day I wake up how my family and the conservatorship were able to do what they did to me … it was demoralizing and degrading !!!! I’m not even mentioning all the bad things they did to me which they should all be in jail for … yes including my church going mother !!!! I’m used to keeping peace for the family and keeping my mouth shut … but not this time … I have NOT FORGOTTEN and I hope they can look up tonight and know EXACTLY WHAT I MEAN !!!!”
“What am I going to do now?” Spears begins her video, asking her fans’ number one question.
“I’ve been in the conservatorship for 13 years. That’s a really long time to be in a situation you don’t want to be in,” she replied. “So I’m just grateful honestly for each day and being able to have the keys to my car, and being able to be independent and feel like a woman and owning an ATM card, seeing cash for the first time, being able to buy candles… I’m grateful for that. It’s nice. It’s really nice.
“But I’m not here to be a victim,” she added. “I lived with victims my whole life as a child, that’s why I got out of my house and I worked for 20 years and worked my ass off. I’m here to be an advocate for people with real disabilities and real illnesses.
“I’m a very strong woman, so I can only imagine what the system has done to those people. So hopefully my story will make an impact and make some changes in the corrupt system.
“And the #FreeBritney movement, you guys rock. Honestly,” Britney continued. “My voice was muted and threatened for so long and I wasn’t able to speak up or say anything and because of you guys and the awareness of kind of knowing what was going on, and delivering that news to the public for so long, you gave an awareness to all of them. And because of you I honestly think you guys saved my life, in a way. 100 percent.”
#FreedBritney is so happy and we’re definitely here for it.