- 04 May 21
“They criticise the media and then do the same thing?” she wrote to her social media followers.
Pop singer Britney Spears has described two recent documentaries about her mental health struggles as “so hypocritical” in a lengthy Instagram post.
Last Saturday, the BBC also premiered Mobeen Azhar’s documentary The Battle for Britney: Fans, Cash and a Conservatorship.
Spears appeared to address this film directly in her post, which saw makeup artist Billy Brasfield claim to be still in contact with Spears.
“I don’t actually talk to Billy Brasfield AT ALL so I’m honestly very confused,” she said.
Spears criticised the consistent focus on “the most negative and traumatising times” in her life, which took place over a decade ago.
“I’m thrilled to remind you all that although I’ve had some pretty tough times in my life...I’ve had waaaayyyy more amazing times in my life and unfortunately my friends...I think the world is more interested in the negative!”
Spears is slated to make a rare address to a Los Angeles court on the matter of her conservatorship on June 23 - petitioning to have her father, Jamie Spears, removed entirely from its management. Her lawyers have said she is “afraid of her father” and would not perform while he controls her personal affairs.
The pop icon not been interviewed on the subject of her conservatorship since a 2008 MTV documentary, with neither the NYT nor the BBC managing to gain access to Spears or her inner circle.
The artist recently wrote that the New York Times film left her feeling so embarrassed, she cried for two weeks. Her voice is likely to provide answers to a scenario in which speculation and conspiracy have flourished in a vacuum, curating the #FreeBritney movement.