Britney Spears has been making an abundance of headlines recently. Why? Well, it's all about her conservatorship abuse scandal, of course.
Britney appeared in court again just last Wednesday and got emotional over the phone, telling Los Angeles judge Brenda Penny that she wants her dad, Jamie Spears, to be charged with conservatorship abuse, according to Entertainment Tonight.
The pop star later called out the people closest to her who "never showed up" for her but who are now trying to "save face" with "righteous" displays of public support.
Britney shared a quote on Instagram which read: "Never forget who ignored you when you needed them and who helped you before you even had to ask."
She accompanied the quote with a caption that read:
"There's nothing worse than when the people closest to you who never showed up for you post things in regard to your situation whatever it may be and speak righteously for support … there's nothing worse than that !!!!
How dare the people you love the most say anything at all … did they even put a hand out to even lift me up at the TIME !!!??? How dare you make it public that NOW you CARE … did you put your hand out when I was drowning ????" she continued. "Again … NO … so if you're reading this and you know who you are … and you actually have the nerve to say anything about my situation just to save face for yourself publicly !!!
If you're gonna post something …. Please stop with the righteous approach when you're so far from righteous it's not even funny," she said, adding three middle-finger emojis. "And have a good day !!!!!"
It's unclear exactly who the message was aimed at.
In court earlier this week, Judge Penny granted Britney approval to hire her own lawyer for the conservatorship case, a request the singer made during her testimony at a hearing on June 23rd. Britney was later given permission to hire Mathew Rosengart, a Hollywood lawyer and former federal prosecutor, as her new attorney.
Rosengart appeared in court for the hearing on Wednesday to tell the judge that Britney "has a constitutional right to pick her own attorney," and that he thinks her "powerful testimony shows she is capable of hiring counsel."
Britney also claimed: "This conservatorship is literally allowing my dad to ruin my life," alleging that she's always been "extremely scared" of her dad because she claims she, "thought he was going to show up drunk."
Repeating her previous statements that the conservatorship feels like "f**king cruelty" and said she thought those who were in charge of her conservatorship were "trying to kill" her.
The singer explained that in the past, the situation would frustrate her, resulting in her making "mistakes" as well as having "breakdowns and angry tantrums," but she thinks that the people in charge of her Conservatorship were actually trying to make her go crazy.
"I want to press charges against my father for conservatorship abuse. I want an investigation into my dad."
Rosengart then added that: "We will be moving promptly and aggressively for Jamie's removal."
"The question remains, why is he involved? He should step down voluntarily because that's what's in the best interest of the conservative," Ronsengart stated.
The hearing was held at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles with the ACLU, the ACLU of Southern California, and twenty-five other civil rights and disability rights organizations supporting Britney's right to chose her own attorney as well as her freedom.