Britney Spears tells #FreeBritney movement: ‘You guys saved my life’
“The #FreeBritney movement — you guys rock,” Spears stated. “Honestly, my voice was muted and threatened for so long, and I wasn’t able to speak up or say anything… I honestly think you guys saved my life, in a way. 100 percent.”
“I’ve been in the conservatorship for 13 years. That’s a really long time to be in a situation you don’t want to be in,” Spears stated in her newest Instagram video, joking that she was sharing a “hint” of her ideas prior to a tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey.
In her video, the vocalist stated the “little things” made a “huge difference” now that the conservatorship was over.
“So I’m just grateful honestly for each day and being able to have the keys to my car, and being able to be independent and feel like a woman,” Spears informed fans in her video. “Owning an ATM card, seeing cash for the first time, being able to buy candles…”
“I’m not here to be a victim,” she stated. “I lived with victims my whole life as a child, that’s why I got out of my house and I worked for 20 years… I’m here to be an advocate for people with real disabilities and real illnesses.”
In the Instagram caption accompanying her video, Spears appeared to restate her previous court declarations about the conservatorship, calling it “demoralizing and degrading.”
Although Spears is now totally free, her attorney, Matthew Rosengart, submitted a 110-page petition asking for to depose Jamie Spears last month, and requesting for discovery associated to supposed monitoring of the pop star.
CNN’s Chloe Melas added to this report.
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.