Britney Spears breaks silence on documentary

Natalie Cornish
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Photo credit: KMazur - Getty Images
Photo credit: KMazur - Getty Images

Britney Spears has spoken out for the first time about the controversial documentary which explored her father's conservatorship.

Framing Britney Spears was released in the US by Hulu in February, and quickly became a must-watch for Britney fans. Sky then picked up the rights to air the film in the UK.

The singer was not involved in the documentary, and has only now broken her silence on how she was portrayed.

Britney posted a video of herself dancing to Steven Tyler on Instagram overnight – and addressed the issues raised in the film head-on.

She wrote: 'I didn’t watch the documentary, but from what I did see of it I was embarrassed by the light they put me in... I cried for two weeks and, well .... I still cry sometimes.'

Britney added: 'I have been exposed my whole life performing in front of people 😳😳😳 !!! 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 do what I can in my own spirituality with myself to try and keep my own joy ... love ... and happiness ✨🙏🏼 ☀️ !!!! Every day dancing brings me joy !!! I'm not here to be perfect ... perfect is boring ... I'm here to pass on kindness 💋💋💋 !!!!'

Framing Britney Spears looks at her rise to fame, from her time as a child star in the Mickey Mouse Club to her breakthrough single Baby One More Time, world tours and Las Vegas residency.

It also charts her personal life, including her relationship with Justin Timberlake and the constant paparazzi attention that then ensued.

The main focus though is her breakdown in 2008, and her father, Jamie, taking control of her financial and personal affairs, via a court-ordered conservatorship order.

He stepped down from overseeing her personal affairs in 2019 due to ill health, and she has recently applied for him to be removed permanently from this role by the courts.

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