A Los Angeles judge announced the end of the Britney Spears’ 13-year long conservatorship. Britney Spears fans all over the world were elated at the announcement, as it allows the star to regain control over every aspect of her life including her finances, where she lives, who she dates or marries, being able to drive her own car, and the ability to have control over her personal health and medication.
In a statement following her release from the conservatorship, Spears said, “I’m just grateful, honestly, for each day, and being able to have the keys to my car, being able to be independent, feel like a woman, owning an ATM card, seeing cash for the first time, being able to buy candles. It’s the little things for us women, but it makes a huge difference.”
She took to Instagram to share a candid and honest 2 minute video in which she is emotional, and thanks her fans for trying to help and support her by revealing the struggles she was silenced from talking about.
She said, “My voice was muted and threatened for so long. I wasn’t able to speak up or say anything, and because of you guys and your awareness of kind of knowing what was going on, and delivering that news to the public… I honestly think you guys saved my life.”
In her video clip, the 39-year-old superstar also added that she would be engaging in an honest interview about her mental state under the conservatorship and more, with Oprah Winfrey.
In the interview, you can expect to see the “Baby One More Time” and “Slave 4 U” hit-maker talk about her experiences under the strict conservatorship where she was in a “mental jail” for 13 years of her life and wasn’t allowed to make a single decision for herself. Spears hopes that her story will help make changes to a flawed system, she said, “Hopefully, my story will make an impact and make some changes in the corrupt system.”
It was in 2008 that her Britney Spears was forced into being placed under a conservatorship after her father, Jamie Spears made claims against her mental health. During this time she continued to work her highly successful career, but all was not as it seemed and slowly she stopped producing music, doing concerts and public appearances. Fans became increasingly concerned and it wasn’t until recently that she could testify in court and employ a lawyer of her choosing for her to be released from the conservatorship.