In an Instagram post, the singer accused her family of locking her up, adding that she was watched by security as she showered and changed clothes
Having endured 13 years in a miserable conservatorship, we’re all rooting for Britney Spears to finally forge a happy, independent life for herself.
But if her latest social media posts are anything to go by, the former pop princess (40) is clearly struggling when it comes to certain aspects of her new existence post-conservatorship.
In an expletive-filled Instagram post to her 42 million followers, she referenced both Jennifer Lopez and Justin Timberlake as she delved into bad memories from her past. She said she was “humiliated for 14 years” and would never re-enter the entertainment world again.
The Grammy-winner, who is still one of the world’s most famous women, said the “worst part was my family locking me up in that place for four months...I’d like to see somebody tell Jennifer Lopez to sit down eight hours a day, seven days a week...no car, own security of five years telling me at my own door I can’t walk outside for four months”.
She claimed that she had “no door for privacy”, adding that she was watched as she changed and showered. Spears said she was taken off her usual medication and “drugged” on Lithium.
Again hitting out at her estranged family, she said she would “like to see a management team tell Jennifer Lopez to go through what I went through...her family would never allow that”.
In another hark-back to her past, she posted about the show she fronted in Las Vegas for four years where she claims she wanted to “create a cool sound” but was told ‘no’ by producers.
Spears ends the post by referencing her two children with former husband Kevin Federline, Sean Preston (16) and Jayden James (15). Indeed, it may be her deteriorating relationship with them that is the key to her most recent upset.
They have not seen her for six months and didn’t even attend her June wedding to American-Iranian model Sam Asghari.
In a recent interview for ITV News, Federline said they “are not seeing her right now” and also alluded to her many nude Instagram photos, saying her sons found them “tough” to see.
Her youngest son Jayden said in a recent interview how “social media helps her” but that she clearly feels the need to post something on Instagram to get attention.
But let’s not forget, it hasn’t even been a full year since a judge ordered the end of her 13-year conservatorship amid mounting pressure and a huge campaign from the singer's fans.
While her supporters were heartened to see her exploring and enjoying her new-found freedom in the wake of the controversial order being lifted, her most recent Instagram posts have sparked cause for concern.
Having expressed a desire for another baby, last May saw her suffering a miscarriage, which is hugely distressing for any woman to go through – let alone a woman lacking in familial support.
Spears clearly finds a huge degree of comfort from her fans and that’s why she repeatedly over-shares so much on social media.
But it’s clear that she is not in a great place right now and despite her best efforts, is finding it challenging to move on from everything that happened, which is a huge amount for anyone to deal with.
There is a theory that celebrities become mentally frozen at the age that they find fame and can struggle their whole lives with its after-effects. For a former child-star like Spears, letting go of her ‘Toxic’ past and being mindful to the positive things that lie ahead in her new life might prove far more elusive than she expected.