After the ‘Framing Britney Spears’ documentary aired on FX, Britney has finally spoken out.
The documentary explores the controversial conservatorship under which her father, Jamie Spears, manages her estate. Many fans have taken to the #FreeBritney hashtag on social media to express their support for the singer to be released from that arrangement. Spears has sought court assistance to end her father’s conservatorship role, but it was not granted.
Spears took to Twitter on Tuesday evening to share a video of her performing “Toxic” on-stage. “Can’t believe this performance of Toxic is from three 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 everyday life,” the tweet states.
Spears has been under the conservatorship since 2008, giving her father total control over her life. She has not referenced the conservatorship directly in her most recent tweets, however.
“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!” she wrote to fans.
Jamie Spears remains in control of Spears’ estate as co-conservator, along with the financial company Bessemer Trust. The judge has not ruled out future petitions for Spears’ removal, so it very well may come up again. Britney Spears has refused to perform on stage since she remains under the conservatorship.
Her ex-husband Kevin Federline has spoken out in favor of her proposal. It would see Jodi Montgomery, the singer’s care manager, becoming conservator in her father’s place. The controversial documentary hasn’t stopped fans from supporting Spears’ release, rather it’s intensified it.
A #FreeBritney podcast is now in the works on the back of the Framing Britney Spears documentary.
Two contributors in the documentary, Babs Gray and Tess Barker, will explore Spears’ career. The as of yet untitled podcast will feature exclusive sources and interviews – including with the anonymous paralegal referenced in the documentary. They are also the original founders of the #FreeBritney movement on social media.
The new show is being produced with Stitcher’s Witness Docs unit. That unit is also responsible for the Heaven’s Gate podcast, which was adapted into a docuseries for HBO Max. The duo hope to uncover more clues behind Britney Spears’ seemingly mysterious references on social media.