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Britney’s reality


Britney Spears

Sarah Taryam, Arts Editor

The world has been shocked by the revelations about Britney Spears released over the last week. We take a look at what the pop singer had to say about her conservatorship when she had her day in court.

Spears is one of the biggest female music artists of all time. To hear that her whole life is basically controlled by her father Jamie Spears was shocking to say the least. We know that she and her finances have been under conservatorship since 2008 after she suffered with mental health issues. But I don’t think anyone knew how controlling this conservatorship was.

Spears claimed she has no freedom or privacy. She said she is not able to marry her partner of five years Sam Asghari and is not allowed to have another child. Spears is the mother of two teenage boys with her ex-partner Kevin Federline who, interestingly, has spoken out in favour of the conservatorship ending if it is in the best interest of their sons.

Federline is not the only one to have publicly showed his support for Spears. Pop singer Justin Timberlake has also spoken out on social media saying that “we should all be supporting Britney at this time” and that “no woman should ever be restricted from making decisions about her own body.” Mariah Carey, Halsey, Rose McGowan, Khloe Kardashian and designer Vera Wang are some of the many celebrities voicing their support for Spears.

Spears’ claims really are awful. They paint a picture of a traumatised woman, forced to perform and take medication against her will. What happens next will be up to the judge overseeing the court case in Los Angeles. Spears wants her life back and by all accounts, she deserves to have that.

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