Britney Spears Says 'Not Doing My Music Anymore Is My Way of Saying F*ck You' After Years of Conservatorship

Britney Spears confided on Instagram that "not doing my music anymore is my way of saying 'F*ck You,’ in a sense when it only actually benefits my family."

Britney Spears performing in Las Vegas

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Britney Spears performing in Las Vegas

Now that Britney Spears has been freed from her 13-year conservatorship, she’s expressed that she’s hesitant to release new music and is fearful of the entertainment industry.

In a post on Instagram, the singer wrote, “So much wasted time to only embarrass me and humiliate me and I guess it seems odd to most now why I don’t even do my music anymore...that’s just the surface issues. People have no idea the awful things that were done to me personally…and after what I’ve been through, I’m scared of people and the business!”

She continued, “They really hurt me! Not doing my music anymore is my way of saying ‘Fuck You,’ in a sense when it only actually benefits my family by ignoring my real work.”

During her conservatorship, which began in 2008, Britney Spears was under a harsh schedule, which found her releasing a handful of albums and consistently performing. In the same new post, she said the way she coped with this was by having an “‘everything’s totally fine’ approach” because she “didn’t want to cause conflict,” saying she remained “nice, fake” but was “absolutely screaming inside.”

“I wanted to be nice but what they did to my heart was unforgivable!” Spears wrote. “I asked for 13 years to perform new songs and remixes of my old songs. … I had two months off in between each show settings for four years in Vegas. … and every time I asked, I was told, ‘No’! It was a setup to make me fail yet I knew exactly what I wanted my fans to see.”

Spears said that though she had to perform the same set over and over again, network television shows were playing her music and remixes that she wanted to perform. Even her sister Jamie Lynn Spears was performing her older sister’s remixes. “They even gave remixes to my sister but why was I always told no?”

Still, Spears revealed earlier this month that new music might be en route. “Pssss new song in the works…I’m gonna let you know what I mean,” she wrote on IG.

Spears’ conservatorship was terminated in September, but for 13 years, her father Jamie Spears controlled her personal and business affairs and stripped her of any power over her life. This month, the 40-year-old’s attorney slammed her father’s request that she keep paying his legal fees.

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