Britney Spears: ‘My so-called support system hurt me deeply’

In the past couple of weeks, as Britney Spears had made progress in her conservatorship case, her mother and sister have issued statements of support. Lynn, Britney’s mother, was somewhat vague and posted a Bible verse about light winning over darkness. Britney’s sister, Jamie Lynn, posted an Instagram story video at the end of June. Jamie Lynn cried and said that she’s only been supportive of Britney and wants her to be happy. You can see that video below. It really seemed like Britney was responding to her sister because she recently made two Instagram posts referencing people who weren’t supportive but claimed to be. In her last one, posted Saturday, Britney even called out her sister for performing her songs. I’m including part of her captions below and you can click through on Britney’s Instagram posts below for more.

There’s nothing worse than when the people closest to you who never showed up for you post things in regard to your situation whatever it may be and speak righteously for support … there’s nothing worse than that !!!! How dare the people you love the most say anything at all … did they even put a hand out to even lift me up at the TIME !!!??? How dare you make it public that NOW you CARE … did you put your hand out when I was drowning ???? Again … NO … so if you’re reading this and you know who you are … and you actually have the nerve to say anything about my situation just to save face for yourself publicly !!!

For those of you who choose to criticize my dancing videos … look I’m not gonna be performing on any stages anytime soon with my dad handling what I wear, say, do, or think 🚫🙅🏼‍♀️ 🚫!!!! I’ve done that for the past 13 years … I’d much rather share videos YES from my living room instead of onstage in Vegas where some people were so far gone they couldn’t even shake my hand and I ended up getting a contact high from weed all the time … which I didn’t mind but it would have been nice to be able to go to the mother f-king spa 💆🏼‍♀️🤭🧖🏼‍♀️ !!!! And no I’m not gonna put on heavy makeup and try try try on stage again and not be able to do the real deal with remixes of my songs for years and begging to put my new music in my show for MY fans … so I quit !!!! I don’t like that my sister showed up at an awards show and performed MY SONGS to remixes !!!!! My so-called support system hurt me deeply !!!! This conservatorship killed my dreams … so all I have is hope and hope is the only thing in this world that is very hard to kill

[From Britney Spears on Instagram]

In the end of that second caption she told people who didn’t wish her well to go f’ck themselves, basically. Good for her. There was a social media company controlling Britney’s Instagram up until recently, but Bessemer Trust, the co-conservator of her estate, stepped down last week. Britney was also allowed to hire her own attorney last week. So I believe she’s the one posting to her Instagram finally. There’s another post Britney before those with some spiritual stuff about the third eye. After she won in court she posted videos of herself riding a horse and cartwheeling.

As for her captions, I think she’s saying that her sister and mom didn’t go to bat for her. I don’t blame Jamie Lynn for that particularly, because she was 17 when Britney was first put under a conservatorship by her dad. Jamie Lynn probably had no power or say and I would bet she was afraid of the press targeting her. Jamie Lynn also had a baby at that time, she was underage, and she saw how Britney lost custody of her boys. It’s just a sad situation all around. Also people should stop criticizing Britney for dancing! I know that’s not how social media works, but Britney loves dancing and I bet she misses that part of performing. She’s a creative, artistic person and she spent her whole life making money for other people while being controlled by them. I hope she’ll soon be able to do what she wants and go to the damn spa.

Jamie Lynn Spears may have been responding to her sister with this post. She first captioned it “May the peace of the Lord be with you, and your spirit✌🏻❤️” but she later changed it to just the peace and heart emojis. Comments are turned off on her most recent posts.

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  1. Snazzy says:

    I love that she’s finally able to get it all out now. Go Britney!

  2. Golly Gee says:

    It’s like the dam has burst and all her pent up anger which she was forced to suppress as a powerless dependent who has been used and abused, is now erupting. She’s getting her power back.

  3. Mac says:

    I hope Britney lawyers all the way up. He father, lawyer, and doctor need to be held accountable.

    • Otaku fairy says:

      This. Jamie Spears also has a pattern of putting people in a position of fearing him. Britney. The situation with one of Britney’s sons. The cousin who said he threatened her once.

    • Snazzy says:

      Yes! Plus I saw that Paris Hilton, Mariah Carey and someone else (can’t remember who) have started a fund to pay for her legal costs, so she won’t be held back by her father controlling her money either!

      • DiegoInSF says:

        First I hear of this, but hope they at least put a few million between them as Mariah is worth half a billion and Paris is not far behind. Also, Paris owes Britney for so much publicity anyways and she was a vulture around Brit’s breakdown.

  4. Digital Unicorn says:

    Granted Jamie-Lynn was young and had just had her first baby when it happened but she like the rest of the family benefitted from it but won’t admit it. I get that they were all afraid of Jamie but JL should have kept her mouth shut – JL has traded off Britney’s success for years. The fact that she performed her sisters songs – well, that says it all really. JL has always wanted to be Brit!

    • Sigmund says:

      Jamie Lynn definitely benefitted from her sister’s money and connections. That being said, I’m not convinced they weren’t abused by their father in some way (not necessarily physically or sexually, possibly verbally or mentally. Brit was obviously definitely abused financially.) So that adds a really complicated dynamic to families.

      Britney has a right to be mad, of course. As an outsider, I do feel a little sorry for Jamie Lynn, but we don’t know exactly what happened.

      • DianaB says:

        I think the fact that Britney is naming names should tell you everything you need to know about it. It is not only not supporting her in whatever capacity, it is the fact that she went on instagram to say she has always had her back and feels sorry for what Britney has endured just to save face. She is the same as her mother and brother.

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        Let’s not forget that JL’s husband has also talked to the press saying the same things as the rest of them. They are all running scared – Brit is naming names and will go the distance with them all.

  5. Elo says:

    Jaime Lynn is like Brittney Lite. She may have been 17 when this all started but she is 30 now, she deserves Brittney’s vitriol.
    How are you going to stand by and let that happen to your sister. She could have done a lot- she could have leaked to the press and blown this open years ago.
    It benefited her not to.

    • lucy2 says:

      I agree. As a 17 year old (likely trying to escape herself) I wouldn’t expect her to be able to do anything, but a lot of time has passed, she’s a 30 year old adult, and should have been trying to help her sister.

  6. Merricat says:

    I hope her lawyers financially cut off her entire family.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      Jamie controls all the money – if the family want money they have to go to Jamie to get it. JL is talking BS when she says she has/has nothing to gain or lose in this situation – of course she did, if she spoke out in support of her sister Daddy would cut off any money she was getting.

  7. Piratewench says:

    I am so nervous for her. If she does get out of the conservatorship, as she absolutely should, it does not magically cure her lifelong mental illness. So, once “free”, will she feel trusting enough to reach out for help when she inevitably needs it? Will she try to power through her highs and lows all alone, because she will forever be too afraid to ask for help in the mental healthcare arena again? It is so wrong what was done to her on SO many levels.

    I hope she finds a psychiatrist and therapist she can trust, who she can be open with when she hits her hard times and bad episodes without any fear of being abused and controlled once again. But it’s hard to picture her ever building that trust after this horrible ordeal of thirteen years.

    Speaking from experience, there are those moments when you realize your well-managed mental illness has gone off the rails and you NEED to have the trust and faith in others to ask for help and get back to where you should be. I can’t imagine how it would be for me if I couldn’t be open in asking for help, and my own illness is much less severe than hers. It just leaves her in a terrible position, all around.

    • Mich says:

      Stop it. You don’t know that she has a ‘lifelong mental illness’. True story: There has never been a mental health declaration filed with the court. Never. That was confirmed by Jamie’s lawyers in court just last week.

      What we do know is that at a time she had two babies within a single year she was also literally being stalked, harassed and taunted by paparazzi (sometimes hundreds all at once). I was shocked to learn recently that at that time, she was responsible for a quarter of all paparazzi revenue.

      New mother, hormones a mess, possible post-partum depression, a husband more interested in partying in Vegas than being at home to help, being hunted by paparazzi vultures…that would be enough to break anyone. Unfortunately for Britney, she was NEVER allowed a moment of privacy so we all got to watch.

      • Piratewench says:

        Most mental health conditions are lifelong. There’s zero shame in it. Britney seems to have had a psychotic break in 2007, and you’re right it was spurned on by extremely crazy stressors all around her. I’m saying any person with that kind of history, regardless of what caused it, needs to feel safe going to mental health professionals in the future as needed.

      • Merricat says:

        My guess is Brit was post-partum, which we know can be quite severe. She is no longer post-partum. But we are both just speculating here. There is no diagnosis.

      • Jess says:

        I think this is exactly what caused her breakdown, two babies within one year is a lot on anyone, and her marriage fell apart, and she was stalked every second of the day then torn apart in the press for every little thing she did. Almost any healthy person would lose their shit in that situation. I imagine she felt like she couldn’t do anything right, which just breaks my heart for her.

      • Mac says:

        Britney was never evaluated for post-partum depression, which strikes me as incredibly odd since it should have been an obvious starting pointing in trying to diagnose her. Since then, she has been completely controlled by others. We have no idea what medications she is taking or if she is really benefitting from them. She needs to have her case reviewed by a competent professional who doesn’t work for her father.

      • Mich says:

        @piratewench You should really go back and look at what actually happened because shaving your hair, lashing out at a paparazzi stalking you in your most vulnerable moments, and wanting more time with your children does not equal a ‘psychotic break’.

        All recent reporting indicates that her father set this up in advance and waited for the right moment to pounce.

      • Goldie says:

        @Mich Sometimes, it’s hard to decipher all of the different medical and legal terms. I think what Britney’s father’s lawyer meant was that a mental capacity declaration has never been filed. Mental capacity and mental illness are related, but not the same.
        Mental capacity is defined as “sufficient understanding and memory to comprehend in a general way the situation in which one finds oneself and the nature, purpose, and consequence of any act or transaction into which one proposes to enter.”
        So one could be diagnosed with a mental illness, such as bi-polar disorder and still have fairly good mental capacity.
        I’m totally in support of #freebritney. I think this conservatorship was based on fraud (dementia?). I just wanted to clarify.

      • Mireille says:

        @Mich. I want to expand upon everything you say, because I agree with 100% of everything you wrote.

        For everyone else who thinks Britney’s has some long standing mental illness, this isn’t about shaming anyone with mental illness, this is about Britney’s narrative having been CONTROLLED by HER FATHER and his TEAM for years. We DO NOT KNOW for certain if Britney has any mental illness, suffered from depression, etc.

        This is what GALLS me the most. A woman could just be expressing anger, frustration, stress, unhappiness, or sadness and that’s all there is to it. But how is it in society, when a woman expresses what amounts to relatively human emotions, we automatically assume she’s crazy, deluded, psychotic, mentally unfit, and NEEDS institutionalization and someone to manage her life, her affairs. How often does this happen to men? Earlier in his career Sean Penn lashed out at the paps for years, but all he got was a pat on the back and anger management counseling. And there’s Mel Gibson and Kanye West. Where’s their conservatorship? This blatant hypocrisy shows how fucked up we are in the way we perpetuate stereotypes of women expressing any type of emotion as opposed to men. Men lash out — they’re just having a bad day. Women who lash out — they need a straitjacket.

        BTW, I’ve interviewed people who suffer from mild to moderate mental health conditions. Do you know what the NUMBER 1 reason is for them not seeking preventative care, medical help? The stigma of being seen as crazy, deluded, psychotic, mentally unfit, and IN NEED of institutionalization. And in Britney’s case, she was deemed “mentally unfit”, drugged up, and threatened with institutionalization and never seeing her kids again. That is a REAL FEAR that prevents many people from seeking help when they are experiencing some sort of mental health condition. And this fear was just proven true in Britney’s case. And having endure this treatment from her family for years, on top of being forced to work and being exploited for most of her career, how much can a woman and mother take before all hell breaks loose?

        Britney’s father and his team have leaked stories to the media about her “mental illness.” And that “mental illness” varies depending on the tabloid — she is bipolar, she has dementia, she’s severely depressed, the list goes on. We are getting updates on her mental condition from a PR team, not a doctor. And any ethical doctor knows discussing their patient’s health without express permission of the patient violates HIPAA law. Thus, why Ronan Farrow couldn’t interview any of Britney’s doctors (all chosen and vetted by her father).

        I’ve battled against mental health stigma for years, and what happened to Britney can happen to anyone, especially WOMEN.

        There needs to be accountability on everyone from her family, managers, doctors, lawyers, judges, and the California legal system. Laws have to change on protecting the rights of people under conservatorship. I read in the New York Times that Britney’s case is forcing some lawmakers to look at changing those rules/laws on conservatorship.

        I really hope Britney’s case helps other victims like her and force a glaring spotlight on how women are treated in the legal system and how mental health has been weaponized against people, contributing to that longstanding stigma.

      • AmelieOriginal says:

        She was also running around LA exposing herself in stores/walking around naked, driving with her son on her lap, wearing wigs, speaking in strange accents, and she even took up briefly with a member of the paparazzi (look up Adnan Ghalib). Her behavior was VERY erratic. At the time I was following all the videos taken of her by the paparazzi that Perez Hilton was posting, I was in college and completely fascinated/worried by her behavior. That creep Sam Lutfi was accompanying her everywhere and enabling the behavior. What actually triggered the 5150 hold was when Britney locked herself in a bathroom with one of her young songs (she had recently lost custody of them) and refused to hand off her kids during a custody exchange to Kevin Federline. When she became a danger to her physical safety and to her sons, that is the incident where she was forcefully hospitalized.

        Same thing happened to Amanda Bynes when she started a small fire in a stranger’s driveway (she is also under a conservatorship). When they became dangers to themselves and the public, that’s when the conservatorship was put in effect. So, while we may not know of Britney’s specific diagnoses and it may all have been drug induced behavior, she needed a serious intervention at the time. Some people act like she just wore a few strange outfits and randomly shaved her head. That was not all that happened, it was a series of events which over time got more serious to the point where it became clear Britney could not take care of herself and was putting her songs in danger.

        At the time, the conservatorship (or something to get Britney back on the right track) was deeply needed. However, as Britney got seemingly better, the conservatorship remained in place and it became clear that Jamie was controlling Britney’s life. I’m glad she’s speaking out now and hopefully can take control of her life. I also hope she doesn’t ever backslide to how she was in 2008. That was scary and a situation that does not need to be repeated.

    • Willow says:

      Exactly what Mich said. Stop it. Every post. Every post about Britney, there is some ‘well-meaning’ so concerned, poor Brit-Brit comment like this. If we let her free, oh noes, what will, happen to poor Britney, what terrible decision will she make?? Well, let’s see, so far, she shaved her head and attacked paparazzi with an umbrella. And for that, she and her millions have been controlled for years by her ‘well-meaning, so concerned’ father, who has lived off her hard work her entire life.
      So, the real reason for comments like yours is what will what to poor Daddy if Britney is free? And this matters, not just for her, but for others trapped in abusive conservaterships.
      Stop it.

      • Piratewench says:

        Well Willow I am well meaning and I am concerned for her. Why is that so bad? I don’t support the conservatorship at all and I think Britney should be 100% autonomous.
        What is so bad about saying she will probably be left with major trust issues about doctors after this? Wouldn’t you, after 13 years of this kind of imprisonment?
        Whatever happens to Daddy Spears I don’t care. He’s evil and I don’t care about him. Britney means a lot to me like she does to many. I do care about her and I legitimately feel that she will be left without any trust and that’s just yet another thing she never deserved.

        You all are acting like my opinion on this makes any difference whatsoever in what will happen. It doesn’t. It’s just my opinion and my concern for her. So chill. And repeatedly saying that all she did in 2007 is shave her head and want her kids doesn’t make it so. There was a lot that happened. A lot. How old are you, were you watching it all go down? It was awful and scary. Someone who can get that far gone should always have a safe place to turn in case it ever happens again. That’s my hope for Britney.

    • Piratewench says:

      @mich a lot more went on than just what you’re saying here. I watched it go down in real time with horror and sadness. She flashed herself at cameras repeatedly, spoke in a British accent while seeming to have taken on a new pink-wig persona, and was hooking up with random paparazzi to name just a few things.
      It’s all the stuff she doesn’t want to talk about anymore and she shouldn’t have to. But that documentary that came out recently skipped over a lot of the most concerning behavior that was seen in 2007.

      Anyway we can agree to disagree. But no need to pop up and tell me to “stop it”, all I’m saying is it’s concerning that she will be left with a lot of trust issues and perhaps unable to ask for help when needed, whether she was postpartum or psychotic or whatever it was.

      • Mich says:

        I also watched it go down in real time. In hindsight, it is pretty clear that she was doing those things in response to the way the paparazzi and society at large were treating her.

      • DianaB says:

        @Piratewench you should watch Deep Dive on youtube. They did an in depth multi-part analysis of what happened and how the media bias altered the public´s perception of her sanity. The spin of tabloids did this. She was dealing with situations that would have made anyone explode but was vilified to hell. I also watched it happen in real time and I can tell you that everything is not as it appeared back then.

      • Anna says:

        Agree with @Mich and @DianaB

    • Case says:

      I understand your concern and know it’s coming from a good place, but I honestly believe Britney when she says her father/those who benefit from her being controlled made it look and made her feel as though she was “crazy” and she’s not. I think she’s probably been heavily medicated and subdued much of these 13 years to make her look unstable.

      I’m sure she has doctors who can look out for any mental health concerns, whatever they might be. Having a mental illness — bipolar, depression, etc. — doesn’t mean someone needs a conservator to control their every move. Perhaps she’ll need financial or medical guidance, but what she’s under now is decidedly not that benign.

    • florencia says:

      I agree with you and I hope she feels she can still safely seek mental health support after this is over. People stanning her in these comments seem determined to act like she doesn’t have, and never has had mental health issues, which is unfortunate because supporting her doesn’t mean ignoring what I think appears to be still obvious mental health struggles. Acknowledging she may struggle with these issues is not putting her down, nor is it advocating for the conservatorship to stay in place (many, many Americans have mental health issues, including severe ones, that still don’t necessitate taking over their lives legally), I hope she will continue to seek help as and if she needs it.

      • Sid says:

        Florencia, the problem is at this point with everything that has been revealed about her family’s actions and the actions of her “team”, we can’t just assume she has a lifelong mental illness. One of her old assistants who was working with her before the alleged breakdown has now come out and basically said that her manager, L. Rudolph, was drugging her with prescription medication. This was before the conservatorship was in place. Rudolph has now quit like a rat leaving a sinking ship. It is possible that Britney has a lifelong mental illness. It is also possible that having two babies in quick succession with no time for hormones to rebalance contributed to post partum depression that was never treated properly, and combined with being drugged, the general stress she was under, and having leeches constantly grabbing onto you, everything came to a head.

        I still think it is incredibly shady that the initial court case for her conservatorship was apparently decided in something like 30 minutes. From what I have been reading, the process should not be anywhere near that fast.

    • lucy2 says:

      I hope that she ends up with a good team of people she trusts around her, people with her best interests at heart for once.

      She’s been controlled and abused for a long time now and has much of her life and rights stripped away – I do hope she finds a good therapist, because this alone is going to need a lot of help to work through, regardless of whether she has other health issues as well. She, rightfully so, has a lot of anger, and I hope she finds someone good to help her work through that and find some peace.

  8. GrnieWnie says:

    God, Americans and their passive aggressive use of Christianity *eyeroll*

    • Jananell says:

      About Christians….it’s disgusting how they do…..

    • Merricat says:

      It’s a weapon over here, for sure.

    • Susan says:

      The older I get…the more I LOATHE evangelical “Christians.” I hate that I feel that way….but I see so many reasons to cringe at their holier than thou garbage.

  9. My3cents says:

    I’m really happy things are looking better for her and I do hope she get conservatorship ended (and sues everyone involved) but I think she should really tread lightly here, until this has ended. I can see her dad’s defense taking her statements and turning them against her- she’s ranting, she’s paranoid etc. She should be very cautious and aware of her behaviour until this is over for her.
    I do wish her all the best .Hope she can end this part of her life and start living freely.

    • Mich says:

      I understand her impulse to finally be able to speak her own truth but agree she should keep her powder dry until she is truly free. Hopefully, her new lawyer is on top of things and she is listening.

      Also, are we really sure that this is her posting? The only real thing that came out of the court case was hiring the lawyer of her choice. As far as I know, nothing else has changed. And her dad is still a rotten snake in the grass.

    • Otaku fairy says:

      Good point. It’s not really a ‘choice’ she should have to make in this day and age. But she’s a woman dealing with people who very much could spin her angrily addressing what’s actually been done as mental illness in and of itself.

      • Kalana says:

        That is something I’m concerned about. It’s understandable to be angry but Britney is surrounded by predatory scumbags who will weaponize her reactions to their behavior

  10. Kimberly says:

    family dynamics are crazy

    • Giddy says:

      And nothing has greater power to hurt than when those family dynamics are cruel. Too many people have lived lavish lifestyles on Britney’s money. I hope she gains her independence, and that those who used and abused her are exposed.

  11. B n A fn says:

    As someone who had worked with the mentally ill for over 25 years, I would leave this alone and leave it up to the professionals to sort her complaints out. We have no idea what has been happening in her private life. IMO, just reading and seeing her recent actions it does not look good for her in some respects, IMO.

    • AnneSurely says:

      Same. Two things can be true at once, the conservatorship can be abusive and Britney might not be in a place to manage her own life without a lot of support.

      She’s shooting herself in the foot right now by talking about having more babies with the young boyfriend. That’s going to bring a level of scrutiny down on her that she might not be able to pass.

    • M says:

      Yup. A lot of comments saying something without knowing anything.

  12. Noki says:

    I saw a documentary for Jamie Lynn a couple of years ago, and Jamie and their father are super close,they even shared the same hotel room on the road. Jamie Lynns husband is a salesman i think and they seemed to live quite comfortably. There is no way dad Jamie was not breaking her off some of Britneys money.

  13. Selene says:

    I disagree with the Jamie Lynn observation because even though she was a minor and she was living through a lot, she grew up and she kept on watching how her sister suffered. Britney was not asking for much, only for support and to feel loved and listened to. Jamie Lynn did not have to save the world or end the conservatorship, she just had to show her sister that she cared.

    • Erinn says:

      But at the same time – you don’t know what they’d been telling JLS for all those years. We also don’t know if JLS saw something that we don’t know about that would make her think that this WAS the best option for her at the time. We just don’t know. And I don’t think it’s fair to put all that accountability on JLS. At the end of the day the people who OWED it to BS to do better were her parents – it’s not her little sisters responsibility to have to manage this for her – yes it would have been a great thing for JLS to have done, but Britney is not her responsibility.

      • Serena says:

        But when she was named trustee of Brtiney’s estate then she was grown up and responsible enough *eyeroll*.

  14. NotSoSimpleTaylor says:

    This is such an uncomfortable situation. If Britney needs a conservatorship, that’s fine but don’t let a single member of her family near it.

    As for Jamie Lynn, she’s lying and Britney is calling her out. If Jamie Lynn didn’t want to be in this uncomfortable situation, she shouldn’t have lied.

  15. Katiekate says:

    I’m so glad her ig is finally hers.

    • Kate says:

      In her recent posts she looks actually happy. I can see her spark again – especially in yesterday’s dancing video. I’m rooting for her!

  16. Erica says:

    Let’s not let this distract us from the main issue, Jamie (the father). I know it’s Britney bringing it up, I just don’t want to see a shift in the narrative and let Jamie get off scot free.

  17. Kalana says:

    It’s weird that Jamie Lynn has been angry through this entire thing and not *for* Britney. Anger and defensiveness are the consistent emotions I get from Jamie Lynn’s responses. Britney being released from the conservatorship is messing up Jamie Lynn’s life somehow.

    And that Peace of the Lord response is terrible. I don’t think Jamie Lynn likes her sister.

    Britney’s unfiltered Instagram posts are not signs of mental illness. That’s an angry and traumatized person finally getting to yell after 13 years of being abused.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      It’s messing with JL’s carefully constructed image and career – she’s an actress as well as a country singer who has a low profile, compared to her sister. JL knows that as soon as Brit is a free woman, her career hits the fan as Brit is angry and is ready to talk and sue. JL like her parents and brother won’t escape unscathed. The recent revelations are only the tip of the iceberg and losing control of Brit will ruin them all.

    • Kate says:

      JL’s video saying “it doensn’t affect me blah blah” was textbook fake anger to deflect criticism. I watched it assuming she is a caring younger sister who was probably feeling defensive bc of internet people yelling at her but I didn’t feel any real emotions from her. Not surprised that Britney isn’t buying it either.

  18. Mimi says:


  19. Jo73c says:

    Good on her! Britney must have a ton of stuff to get off her chest, so is probably just getting started. The last time she was free to express herself, Instagram wasn’t even invented. So if she wants to dance it out in her living room on IG videos, more power to her.

  20. Murphy says:

    I just hope that now that she can find her own representation–that she finds GOOD representation, not just another set of blood suckers.

  21. Willow says:

    She reminds of a volcano, getting ready to explode. Like she’s been forced to hold this in for so long, and just can’t contain the anger. I believe her.

  22. Case says:

    I love that this is the year of people getting to speak out and gain freedom from those who have wronged and abused them. Britney, H&M, Amber Heard, etc. We love to see it.

    Thrilled that Britney is finally able to say what she wants on her own social media account.

  23. girl_ninja says:

    I don’t like the narrative that the conservatorship was initially set up as a money grab. This conservatorship wouldn’t haven’t even happened if Brit was a man. But she was so out of control and in such a painful place I feared she would have died. We cannot have revisionist history when it comes to where she was all those years ago. It was rumored that she was down to about $1 million at that time with no funds coming in.

    But this conservatorship has gone on for way, way too long and there is no doubt that there has been abuse. This is Brit’s money and if she blows it all, then she blows it all. There is nothing anyone can do about that.

    • Goldie says:

      Have you read the details about how the conservatorship was established? There definitely seems to have been some corruption involved. I think multiple things can be true at once. Britney was going through a crisis and a bunch of people (family, attorneys, managers) seized the opportunity to control her and her assets.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      I read reports over the weekend from a personal trainer that worked with her and he pretty much said that her father and her management team were feeding her prescription pills and that he was def setting things up to grab control way before it all went down. His comments support what Sam Lutfi was saying, it was ALL about the money – the conservatorship was all about getting control of her estate and then forcing her to work to keep the money rolling in.

      Her father told her what to wear, what to eat etc.. – thats why when i think back at some performances she looked uncomfortable on stage and part of it was I don’t think she was comfortable with what she was wearing. Brit’s costumes went from having a message/being part of the story to looking like a trashy vegas performer. Jamie dressed her in outfits that HE liked.

      • Steph says:

        I hope Jamie and the lawyer are criminally charged with kidnapping or whatever’s it is that prevents a person from leaving. And assault for their lying to the doctors to have her mis-prescribed.

  24. Lunasf17 says:

    Good for Britney! I don’t buy that she has an actual “lifelong mental illness” as some are saying here. Two babies back to back, filed for divorce right after the second baby, a husband that was not helping out, while being hounded constantly by the paparazzi and we’re all acting like the reason she had a breakdown was because of some undiagnosed mental illness? Please. I absolutely believe mental illness is real and some people might need medication but I also feel like it’s often shoved on people who need different kinds of support and they don’t necessarily need pills and a bunch of expensive psychiatrists, they sometimes just need some simple life changes and to be surrounded by good people and get a break. The recent trend of the past few years is that every single person is now basically living with a mental illness which I think is ridiculous. Not every single person needs to be on pills and spending loads on therapy. A lot of this is marketing by drug companies and HMOs as a way to cash in on the mental illness trend. I think Britney is a victim of this and lot of doctors we’re making a lot of money off of her.

    • Erinn says:

      Have you watched her videos she posts lately? Have you seen the drawings she posts? She accuses paparazzi of making her look heavier and is actually photoshop failing with her own posts (this has happened multiple times). Based on what I’ve seen I really don’t think therapy is a money grab here. Not to say that her family isn’t ripping her off and being shady as hell. But let’s not jump as far as to say that she never needed any kind of mental health help. When you’re driving with your kids on your lap and locking them in a bathroom and causing a standoff because you refuse to give them back for a custody handoff I think you’re probably in need of at least a tiny bit of assistance.

  25. BonnieT says:

    I think there are a few things that can be true simultaneously. Britney was horrendously abused. Her family members didn’t step in/up. Her dad is a tyrant/former alcoholic (mentioning this because of the mental impact this will have on the family as a whole). They all benefitted off her to be sure- but I think Jamie Lynn is also a victim here. Do we really think that if her older sister couldn’t get out from under her father’s control, that JL at SEVENTEEN could have done anything? Even at age 30, being clear enough to break the trauma you grew up in and go against the system is incredibly hard. I’m not excusing her family- but make no mistake, Jamie Lynn is just as much of a victim in her family.

    • Merricat says:

      A victim who made money off her sister.

      • Maria says:

        Yep. Being a victim yourself is one thing, but watching someone else go through an even more horrific version of it and taking the money from that and saying nothing until you are called out is totally different.

      • BonnieT says:

        Like I said. Several things can be simultaneously true.

      • Maria says:

        They *can* be, but Jamie Lynn was allowed to make the choice of having a baby in her teenage years even though her family put pressure on her not to do so, and she also was allowed to exercise agency in many ways, so stating Jamie Lynn is just as much of a victim as Britney is a blatant falsehood.
        Britney knows her own family better than we do and she has said explicitly multiple times they ALL stood by and watched her suffer and did nothing. Jamie Lynn’s dismissive statement about her wanting to “go to Mars” does nothing to dispel that.

  26. Emily says:

    A mental breakdown shouldn’t be a permanent mark against a person and a mental illness can be managed. It’s scary how little scrutiny there has been of the conservatorship and how involved her family has been. I hope Britney is freed and more checks and balances are created to reduce conservatorship abuse.

    • B n A fn says:

      I agree with your comment, providing the person with the mental illness can be managed providing the person is compliant with Theraphy and medication. Not judging, put some comments appears to be afraid to say someone has an illness if they are a fan of that person. That’s one reason some people with mental illness keeps it a secret because of the negative message they receive…

      • Sigmund says:

        “ Not judging, put some comments appears to be afraid to say someone has an illness if they are a fan of that person.”

        I think people are rightfully hesitant to say she has a mental illness because all of the previous evidence turns out to have been either a.) 13 years ago, right after she’d had two babies back to back, or b.) fabricated by people with an agenda. We don’t actually know that she has a mental illness. We just know that Jamie wants her to be perceived as mentally ill.

  27. Meg says:

    ‘I wish you peace’
    ‘stop being stuck in the past’
    ‘ move on’
    ‘ you’re just so sensitive’
    All BS gaslighting from toxic people disregarding belittling your feelings.
    A good person apologizes acknowledges hurt feelings anger etc as valid and changes their behavior, not ‘i hope you can have peace someday’ more unsolicited advice for Britney instead of Jeanie Lynn looking inward at her own unhelpful behavior unsupportive of Britney in this situation

  28. Serena says:

    I don’t feel sorry for her sister at all, she has revealed herself to be a money-grabbing snake as the rest of the Spears family.