Britney Spears tells #FreeBritney movement: 'You guys saved my life'

“The #FreeBritney movement — you guys rock,” Spears mentioned. “Honestly, my voice was muted and threatened for so long, and I wasn’t able to speak up or say anything… I honestly think you guys saved my life, in a way. 100 percent.”

The association was put in place in 2008 following a collection of non-public points that performed out within the public eye, and Spears broke her longstanding silence on the subject with two emotional court testimonies over the summer season.

“I’ve been in the conservatorship for 13 years. That’s a really long time to be in a situation you don’t want to be in,” Spears mentioned in her newest Instagram video, joking that she was sharing a “hint” of her ideas earlier than a tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey.

Under the conservatorship, the singer had little management over her private or monetary life and she or he alleged in courtroom that she had been forced to take birth control and lithium medication, in addition to carry out towards her will.

In her video, the singer mentioned the “little things” made a “huge difference” now that the conservatorship was over.

“So I’m just grateful honestly for each day and being able to have the keys to my car, and being able to be independent and feel like a woman,” Spears advised followers in her video. “Owning an ATM card, seeing cash for the first time, being able to buy candles…”

The singer additionally expressed her hopes that the story of her conservatorship, which stays a comparatively unusual association, would “make an impact and make some changes in the corrupt system.”
Britney Spears says she still has 'a lot of healing to do'

“I’m not here to be a victim,” she mentioned. “I lived with victims my whole life as a child, that’s why I got out of my house and I worked for 20 years… I’m here to be an advocate for people with real disabilities and real illnesses.”

In the Instagram caption accompanying her video, Spears appeared to reiterate her earlier courtroom statements in regards to the conservatorship, calling it “demoralizing and degrading.”

Although Spears is now free, her lawyer, Matthew Rosengart, filed a 110-page petition requesting to depose Jamie Spears final month, and asking for discovery associated to alleged surveillance of the pop star.

The singer, whose fortieth birthday is subsequent month, mentioned in an earlier post after the tip of the conservatorship that she could be “celebrating my freedom and my B day for the next two months.”

NCS’s Chloe Melas contributed to this report.

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