For the last couple of months, Britney Spears has been uploading a series of strange videos to Instagram - fuelling the "Free Britney" movement like never before. So much so, that a petition has now been launched.
You won't believe all the sinister details fans are unearthing...
Britney Spears has battled through years of mental health problems...
via: GettyAnd, this week, matters have reached new heights, with fans launching a "Free Britney" petition.
Britney was catapulted into fame from a young age.
via: GettySince starring in The All-New Mickey Mouse Club, aged eleven, she embarked on a highly successful career as a singer and performer with the release of the hit single "...Baby One More Time" in 1998.
Britney quickly became one of the most famous popstars of her decade.
via: GettyWith hits such as "Oops, I did it again," "Slave 4 U," and "Britney," the Mississippi born singer consistently topped the charts.
She was even affectionately hailed the princess of pop.Britney seemed to be at the peak of her career - churning out hit after hit.
But, early on, Britney's life started to take a turn for the worst.
via: GettyBad press began during Britney's breakup from husband and childhood sweetheart, Justin Timberlake, which was a very public and ugly split.
Justin famously sold Britney out following the ugly breakup...
via: Getty ImagesThe singer sat down for an interview on 20/20 in which he revealed that he had, in fact, been intimate with Spears - even though the singer had repeatedly told the press that she planned on remaining a virgin until marriage.
Things only got worse from there.
via: Getty ImagesBritney'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.
via: Getty ImagesThe singer suffered a highly-public breakdown in the full glare of the world's spotlight.
Her breakdown was triggered by a number of different factors...
via: GettyShe 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.
However, her stay didn't last...
via: Getty ImagesBirtney checked herself out after only twenty-four hours and flew back to L.A.
The pictures of her hacking her own hair off shocked the world.
via: Getty ImagesBritney had walked into Esther's Hair Salon in Tarzana, an upmarket neighborhood of LA, and asked the owner to shave her head because her hair extensions were too tight. And, when the hairdresser refused, the singer grabbed the clippers and went on to shave off her long locks herself.
Britney's breakdown was publicized all over the world.
via: Getty ImagesThe image of Britney, then aged thirty-seven, emerging from the salon with a freshly-shaven head and attacking a paparazzo's car with an umbrella became one of the most famous snaps of that decade.
A few months following this, Britney was hospitalized.
via: GettyIn January 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, as she refused to hand him back to Federline, who had full custody of the children.
It was a long road to recovery for the pop star...
She has gone on to win a number of awards...
via: GettyAnd 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: GettySince her 2007 breakdown, Britney's dad, Jamie, has had full control over pretty much every aspect of her life.
A Los Angeles court named Jamie as the permanent conservator of his daughter’s affairs in 2008...
via: Getty ImagesAnd 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
In fact, this post went viral are for some seriously sinister things about the conservatorship.Instagram.
And, last week, concerns about the star's wellbeing have arisen once more...
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
This video sparked concern among her fans.
via: InstagramBritney shared a strange video of her showing off her new flowers along to The Weeknd's hit song, "Blinding Lights," and people are convinced that there is a hidden message.
In the strange video, Britney can be seen smiling robotically at the camera while showing off a bouquet of flowers...
via: InstagramThe music starts playing before the pop star can be seen slowly walking in and out of the frame, all while maintaining eye contact with the camera.
Yet, despite how bizarre the video is, people are more concerned by her caption.
Well, her caption could actually be a cry for help.
YALL NEED TO LISTEN TO HER SHES LITERALLY CALLING OUT FOR HELP #FREEBRITNEY https://t.co/7HU4nYMKmU— cba (@cba)1593994398.0
They shared this:
!!!!!!!! https://t.co/0GZP6THFW6— myley ♡ (@myley ♡)1594092169.0
People are convinced that Britney was communicating that she isn't okay...
@myley__ Now that video makes so much more sense as well. It's literally her just showing of her shirt as much as s… https://t.co/aTahfPfn9d— yannynotfunny (@yannynotfunny)1594155720.0
Her fans desperately want to help the star...
@myley__ @freakin_dani So , where does this leave the people that want to further help. It's said that her father c… https://t.co/xq19bLnvCi— N/a\l/e\z/e\ (@N/a\l/e\z/e\)1594164865.0