Britney Spears said on Saturday she would not perform again as long as her father retains control of her career, and said the tutelage she had been under for 13 years had “killed my dreams”.
Her remarks, in a lengthy Instagram post, were the latest in a series of emotional public comments about the guardianship that controls her personal and financial affairs and which she has begged to end.
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“I’m not going to be performing on stage anytime soon with my dad who manages what I wear, say, do or think,” the “Piece of Me” singer wrote.
“I’d much rather share YES videos from my living room rather than on stage in Vegas … I’m not going to put on heavy makeup and try to try again on stage and not be able to do the real deal with them. remixes of my songs for years, ”she added.
The pop star’s father, Jamie Spears, has sole control over his daughter’s $ 60 million court-appointed estate he established in 2008.
Spears, 39, who has undisclosed mental health issues, hasn’t performed in public since late 2018 following the end of a world tour and extended concert residency in Las Vegas.
Spears this week appointed a new lawyer to represent her in her attempt to end the guardianship, calling it abusive. Read more
“This trusteeship killed my dreams… so all I have is hope and hope is the one thing in the world that’s very hard to kill,” she wrote on Saturday.
I didn’t like the way documentaries evoke humiliating moments from the past … I got over it all and have been for a long time, “she added.
One of the documentaries, “Framing Britney Spears,” drew more attention to the Guardianship and inflated public support for Spears. It was nominated this week for two Emmy Awards. Read more
Spears and his attorney have yet to file a formal request to end the guardianship. The next court hearing will be on September 29 in Los Angeles.