- 31 Mar 21
'Framing Britney Spears' premiered in February and examined her meteoric rise to the summit of pop music before her descent, also focusing on the abuse levelled at her by tabloid media.
Pop icon Britney Spears has revealed she was brought to tears by the recent documentary about her life and conservatorship arrangements.
The singer said she only watched Framing Britney Spears in parts, but was upset by the content she saw.
"I didn't watch the documentary, but from what I did see of it I was embarrassed by the light they put me in," Spears wrote on Instagram.
The 39-year-old said she had "cried for two weeks" following the documentary's airing, which marks the first time the pop sensation has commented on Framing Britney Spears.
The statement was accompanied by a video of the singer dancing to Aerosmith's hit 'Crazy'.
"My life has always been very speculated... watched...and judged really my whole life!!!" Spears told her 29 million followers.
"It takes a lot of strength to TRUST the universe with your real vulnerability cause I've always been so judged... insulted... and embarrassed by the media... and I still am till this day.
"As the world keeps on turning and life goes on we still remain so fragile and sensitive as people. I'm not here to be perfect ... perfect is boring," she said. "I'm here to pass on kindness."
After watching parts of the project, Spears said: "I cried for two weeks and well...I still cry sometimes! I do what I can in my own spirituality with myself to try and keep my own joy, love and happiness."
Spears' life and financial affairs have been controlled by a court-ordered conservatorship, led by her father Jamie Spears, since 2008.
Earlier this month, her lawyer formally asked a judge to permanently remove Jamie Spears from his role overseeing her personal affairs.
Samuel D Ingham III recently told the court Spears was scared of her father and would not be returning to the stage while he remained in control of her life.
Spears is requesting that Jodi Montgomery, a temporary conservator appointed in 2019, become her permanent personal conservator. A private wealth management company, Bessemer Trust, was also added to the conservatorship in order to manage her $60 million estate.
The legal documents also state that the chart-topping performer reserves the right to eventually request an end to the conservatorship.