Britney Spears has broken her silence following the huge response to the “shocking” documentary about her life.
Framing Britney Spears, produced by the The New York Times, documented the singer’s rise to stardom, and the events that led to her ongoing conservatorship battle.
The documentary shed light on the #FreeBritney movement, and featured interviews with lawyers involved in her conservatorship.
The film also showed the misogyny and media scrutiny that Britney faced throughout her career, with many viewers describing the documentary as “heartbreaking” and “shocking”.
Her phenomenal rise to superstardom. A downfall that shocked the world. And now, an ensuing conservatorship battle. #NYTPresents: Framing Britney Spears. Premiering Feb. 5 on @FXNetworks and @Hulu. pic.twitter.com/BZBkec7mMt
— FX Documentaries (@FXDocs) January 21, 2021
As many celebs and fans show their support for the 39-year-old online, Britney has taken to her Instagram to share a cryptic post about wanting to “be a normal person”.
The pop star shared throwback footage from one of her concerts, and wrote: “Can’t believe this performance of Toxic is from 3 years ago !!! I’ll always love being on stage …. but I am taking the time to learn and be a normal person.”
“I love simply enjoying the basics of every day life !!!! 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 📷✨ !!!!”
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Earlier on Tuesday, Britney’s boyfriend Sam Asghari took to his Instagram Stories seemingly addressing her conservatorship battle with her dad Jamie.
The personal trainer wrote: “Now it’s important for people to understand that I have zero respect for someone trying to control out relationship and constantly throwing obstacles in our way.”
“In my opinion Jamie is a d***. I won’t be going into details because I’ve always respected our privacy but at the same time, I didn’t come to this country to not be able to express my opinion and freedom.”
Sam, 27, and Britney have been dating since 2016.
Showing his support for his girlfriend amid the controversy, Sam told PEOPLE magazine: “I have always wanted nothing but the best for my better half, and will continue to support her following her dreams and creating the future she wants and deserves.”
“I am thankful for all of the love and support she is receiving from her fans all over the world, and I am looking forward to a normal, amazing future together.”
Britney was placed under a conservatorship back in 2008, after she suffered an alleged breakdown.
The arrangement put her estate, financial assets, and some personal assets under the control of her father Jamie Spears.
However, the pop star’s conservatorship has been under review since 2019, after she accused her father of forcing her to enter a mental health facility.
Over the past year, Britney has been fighting to have her father removed as her conservator.
In November, her attorney Samuel Ingham filed a petition to have him suspended from the role, but their request was denied.
The ongoing legal battle has inspired an online movement called #FreeBritney, led by fans who believe she is being controlled against her will.