“They threw me away. I felt like my family threw me away…I was a machine. I was a f***ing machine.”
She’s opening up.
Britney Spears has spoken out about her conservatorship in more depth as she released an alarming audio message.
Britney was under her father’s control for more than 13 years, before a judge in Los Angeles dissolved the conservatorship after a massive fan led campaign to free Britney was launched.
Again giving more of an insight into her life over the last number of years, the singer tweeted the message without comment but it was later deleted.
The audio message featured 22 minutes of audio where Britney spoke about her experience and is still available online.
“I remember my mom was sitting on the couch, and she said, ‘We heard people are coming here today to talk to you. We should probably go to a hotel or something.’ I never really understood what she meant,” Britney said.
“I didn’t believe her. Like, is a lawyer coming here? Who is coming here? Four hours later, there were over 200 paparazzi outside my house, video-taping me through a window of an ambulance, holding me down on a gurney. I know now it was all premeditated.”
“I woke up this morning and I realised there’s a lot going on in my head that I haven’t shared with anyone,” Britney added.
Going on to discuss more about the conservatorship, she began with the same thing she told the courts last summer ahead of it being dissolved.
She claimed that she had been forced to work and tour and was banned from seeing friends and driving her own car.
She also said that her phone was tapped and she felt that it was not safe to ask for help.
“It was all basically set up,” she said. “There was no drugs in my system, no alcohol, nothing. It was pure abuse. And I haven’t even really shared half of it.
“All I do remember is I had to do what I was told. I was told I was fat every day. I had to go to the gym, I had to just … I remember feeling so demoralised. They made me feel like nothing. And I went along with it because I was scared. I was scared and fearful.
“You also have to understand, it was, like, 15 years of touring and doing shows. And I’m 30-years-old, living under my dad’s rules.
Britney suffered a very public breakdown in 2007 which led to her being placed under a conservatorship in 2008. Ending after 13 years, her father Jamie Spears was removed from his position in charge of her finances and estate.
Britney has since gone on to marry Sam Asghari and release her first single in six years with Elton John called Hold Me Closer, a new take on his hit single Tiny Dancer.