The controversy surrounding Britney Spears and how she was treated in the music industry shook the world earlier this year. And now she's opened up about the documentary that changed everything...
Yes, she's finally broken her silence.
And the video she shared is as worryingly erratic as ever.
Now, the drama surrounding Britney Spears' wellbeing has been dominating headlines in the last few months...
And since the documentary, Framing Britney Spears, was released, fans have been rallying behind the star more.
Since first emerging into the spotlight in 1998, Britney Spears quickly became one of the most famous popstars of her decade.
With hits such as "Oops, I did it again," "Slave 4 U," and "Britney," the Mississippi-born singer consistently topped the charts and was even hailed as the "Princess of Pop."
But, early on, Britney's life started to take a turn for the worst.
The star's mental health began to dramatically deteriorate, and the endless attention and pressure from the public and the press alike started to take its toll.
And in 2007, Britney finally snapped.
Her breakdown was triggered by a number of different factors...
She had spent years battling mental health problems and after her split from husband Kevin Federline, the father of her 2 sons, she headed to rehab in Antigua.
Her stay didn't last, however, as she checked out just twenty-four hours later.
Britney's breakdown was publicized all over the world...
And the shocking images of Britney, then aged twenty-five, emerging from the salon with a freshly-shaven head and attacking a paparazzi's car with an umbrella became one of the most famous snaps of that decade.
A few months following this, she was hospitalized and in 2008, she was seen being carried out of her house after reportedly overdosing on prescription amphetamines and locking herself in the bathroom with her youngest son, Jayden.
It was a very long road to recovery for the pop star...
She has gone on to win a number of awards...
And has since continued making huge strides forward, winning back custody of her children, making more successful music, landing a lucrative residency in Las Vegas, and having a number of healthy relationships. She is even in a happy, long-term relationship with her actor boyfriend, Sam Asghari.
However, one sinister consequence of her breakdown still remains to this day.
via: GettyAnd that's the questionable role her dad has in her life.
Jamie Spears controls every aspect of his daughter's life.
A Los Angeles court named Jamie as the permanent conservator of his daughter's affairs in 2008 and he was named as the permanent co-conservator of her estate, along with an attorney, Andrew Wallet.
Fans believe that, to this day, Britney's dad dictates her every move...
just a reminder tht britney spears has no control over her life, her dad has complete control over it, shes not all… https://t.co/QOhIpQiA85— Naveen Rahman [she/her] (@Naveen Rahman [she/her])1593943665.0
And many are finding the whole setup to be incredibly problematic, not to mention detrimental to her already fragile mental health.
Concern about the star's wellbeing has been steadily growing in the last year...
Anyone else shocked by the Britney Spears stuff? Her dad having conservatatorship (complete and utter legal control… https://t.co/KCXj53gZDj— Black lives matter (@Black lives matter)1594095845.0
Things have been strange, to say the least...
So the hashtag and movement #FreeBritney was catapulted back into the spotlight.
Over the last couple of months, people have been using the hashtag to show their support and solidarity with Britney...
And some have even been taking to the streets of Hollywood to march in protest of her situation.
But Britney recently decided that enough was enough...
And she sought to regain control of her own life.
It was reported late in 2020 that she no longer wanted her dad to be in control of her conservatorship.
The singer's lawyer filed paperwork explaining that she is "strongly opposed" to her father having control of her estate and finances, and instead wishes for her temporary conservator, Jodi Montgomery, to take on the role permanently, TMZ reported.
But sadly, things didn't go Britney's way.
The court rejected Britney's lawsuit against her father which means that he is still in control.
And quite predictably...
#FreeBritney— Natalie Nightwolf 🌹 (@NattyNightwolf) February 2, 2021
Learning about what happened to Britney Spears (media causing breaking point, father & co using it as an opportunity to control her, her access to phone, her finances, etc for YEARS) is so DISTURBING. I want to help spread the word. Please someone help her. 😔🙏❤️ pic.twitter.com/v2F0OPRWVt
It caused a storm online.
Concerns about Britney have continued.
With no sign of things getting better for the star.
The documentary, Framing Britney Spears, which was recently released on Hulu, ramped things up a notch.
Finally watched the “Framing of Britney Spears” on Hulu. It’s an understatement to call it heartbreaking. #FreeBritney— Tamron Hall (@tamronhall) February 8, 2021
It documents Britney's ascent to fame, focusing on the misogyny and paparazzi intrusion that defined much of her career, before delving into the #FreeBritney movement.
It also explores Britney's 3-year relationship with Justin Timberlake...
And the revelations of how Justin treated Britney has caused an utter outrage online, with fans bombarding the "Cry Me A River" singer and demanding him to apologize for his actions.
Justin's crude and disrespectful comments about Britney followed years of tabloid obsession over her virginity...
Watching this Britney doc and YES 2021 in the year we publicly acknowledge that Justin Timberlake LAUNCHED HIS CAREER BY SLUT-SHAMING BRITNEY. He completely capitalized on their private relationship. Dickhole. #FramingBritneySpears— Lady from the Poconos (@ladypocono) February 6, 2021
And according to her, Justin was the only person she'd slept with at that time.
In subsequent interviews, Justin burst out with laughter when asked if Britney had "kept her promise to wait until marriage" to have sex, before confirming that he'd "had oral intercourse" with her: "I did it. I'm dirty."
These are just a few horrifying examples of how Justin allegedly treated Britney during and after their relationship...
But now Britney has opened up about the documentary.
A source also revealed that Britney is feeling "much happier" due to all the support she received since the release of her documentary.
"Those closest to her feel it's because she's received such tremendous support from her fans," the source said to ET. "The release of the documentary has inspired an outpouring of more love than ever. While she hasn't been able to make changes to her conservatorship, she's received millions of messages from fans on social media and she feels far more understood."
But now she's posted a worrying update.
"My life has always been very speculated ... watched ... and judged really my whole life !!! For my sanity I need to dance to @iamstevent every night of my life 💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼 to feel wild and human and alive !!!"
"I have been exposed my whole life performing in front of people 😳😳😳 !!! It takes a lot of strength to TRUST the universe with your real vulnerability cause I've always been so judged... insulted... and embarrassed by the media... and I still am till this day 👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼 !!!! As the world keeps on turning and life goes on we still remain so fragile and sensitive as people !!! I didn't watch the documentary but from what I did see of it I was embarrassed by the light they put me in ... I cried for two weeks and well .... I still cry sometimes !!!! I do what I can in my own spirituality with myself to try and keep my own joy ... love ... and happiness ✨🙏🏼 ☀️ !!!! Every day dancing brings me joy !!! I'm not here to be perfect ... perfect is boring ... I'm here to pass on kindness 💋💋💋 !!!!"
Let's just hope she's doing well amid the drama.
Stay tuned for more updates.