The post in question, which features a lengthy caption accompanying a now, very familiar style of video of the pop star performing a routine of dance moves in her home, was shared on May 4, 2021 days after BBC documentary The Battle For Britney: Fans, Cash and Conservatorship was released.
The 39-year-old starts her caption discussing how this year is off to a better start than 2020, but hasn't been helped by the release of documentaries about her life, which she labels 'hypocritical' for chastising the media and public harassment and scrutiny the singer has been subject too while simultaneously drawing more attention to her private life.
'So many documentaries about me this year with other people's takes on my life ... what can I say … I’m deeply flattered, [sic]' she wrote, interspersed with exclamation marks and emojis. 'These documentaries are so hypocritical… they criticise the media and then do the same thing.'
Spears avowed that despite the well-documented 'tough times' she has experienced throughout her life and career, she has had more 'amazing times', but suggests 'the world is more interested in the negative'.
'Isn't this supposed to be a business and society about THE FUTURE?' Spears questions. 'Why highlight the most negative and traumatising times in my life from forever ago?'
The latest documentary, presented by Mobeen Azhar, sees the filmmaker travel to Spears' Louisiana hometown, speak to people who used to work with the 'Oops I Did It Again' singer, fans and attend a conservatorship hearing.
One of the documentaries' subjects is the Grammy winner's former make-up artist Billy Brasfield, who reportedly claims he is still in contact with Spears, something which she herself addresses directly in her recent Instagram post, suggesting she is aware of the content of the BBC documentary in particular.
'I don’t actually talk to Billy B AT ALL so I’m honestly very confused,' the mother-of-two writes before doubling down on the fact that the @britneyspears Instagram account is her own Instagram, despite persistent comments from fans alleging that she is not orchestrating and writing her own posts.
The Battle For Britney: Fans, Cash and Conservatorship's release comes just a couple of months after the New York Times' documentary, Framing Britney Spears, which delved into the singer's conservatorship legal battle with her father, the 'Free Britney' movement orchestrated by her fans and reflecting on the media treatment of the star in the Noughties.
Weeks after its release, Spears spoke out with another dancing Instagram post reflecting on the high level of scrutiny she has always been placed under, before writing that she had not watched the documentary but 'cried for two weeks' because she was embarrassed about the 'light' she was portrayed in.
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