• I want my life back: Britney Spears on her guardianship

    I want my life back: Britney Spears on her guardianship

    Britney Spears appeared in court this week via video; in her 20-minute address, she spoke emotionally about "wanting her life back" and revealed that a contraceptive device had been forcibly removed from her body even though she wanted to have another child. "I'm not happy. I can't sleep. I'm so angry. It's insane," Ms Spears told the court, "I truly believe this conservatorship is abusive. I want changes, I deserve changes."

    Singer Britney Spears, in the news this week for an emotional court appearance challenging her father's conservatorship, has shared an Instagram post in which she "apologizes for pretending she's been OK the past two years."

    Ms Spears, 39, is seeking to end her father Jamie Spears' control of her finances and other affairs; this week she told a court that she was left "traumatized" and "depressed" by the conservatorship which she described as "abusive."

    "I apologize for pretending like I've been ok the past two years. I did it because of my pride and I was embarrassed to share what happened to me but honestly who doesn't want to capture their Instagram in a fun light," Ms Spears wrote.

    Jamie Spears has controlled his daughter's affairs ever since her public breakdown in 2008. Britney Spears, who has two children with ex-husband Kevin Federline, has been the subject of a #FreeBritney campaign by fans who argue that she should be allowed agency over her own life, pointing out that if she is considered fit to perform at concerts then she is fit to make her own decisions.