Britney Spears has hit out at the latest documentary about her life, blasting the makers for dragging up her past as she tries to piece her life back together.
The 39-year-old pop star has been battling a conservatorship which has been in place since 2008 and which handed her financial and personal affairs to her father.
With media and public interest in Britney’s predicament reaching a new high, a string of documentaries have been produced exploring the past 13 years of her life.
Earlier this year, the New York Times produced a documentary called Framing Britney Spears, while in recent weeks the outlet followed up the documentary in collaboration with FX and Hulu for a series titled Controlling Britney Spears.
CNN have also produced a documentary titled Toxic: Britney Spears' Battle For Freedom – and Netflix have also produced a documentary called Britney Vs Spears.
The documentaries have re-examined Britney’s very public 2008 meltdown, and have chronicled the subsequent years where decisions were made on behalf of the star by her conservator – all the while she continued to release new albums and perform for the world.
Britney herself has battled to have her conservatorship ended – and back in June attended a court hearing to give her side of her story and to urge a judge to allow her to regain control of her own life.
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While Britney seems determined to push forward with her life, the slew of documentaries have continued to draw back on her past – and the star has slammed the shows in a new Instagram post.
Sharing a video of herself posing in a white outfit, Britney hit out, writing: "It's really crazy guys ... I watched a little bit of the last documentary and I hate to inform you but a lot of what you heard is not true!!!”
She later changed her opening sentence, to read: “It's really crazy guys ... I watched a little bit of the last documentary and I must say I scratched my head a couple of times!”
The singer then went on to express her frustration at the fact documentarians are dragging up her past.
She wrote: “I really try to disassociate myself from the drama! Number one ... that's the past! Number two ... can the dialogue get any classier? Number three ... wow they used the most beautiful footage of me in the world!Read More
“What can I say .. the EFFORT on their part! Wow ... since it's such a kind world I will say The Rose Project did stick and I will tell you why ... do you think things happen for a reason or by chance?”
She then went on to discuss her “rose project” – a project the singer has previously discussed with fans as something she has been working on for “years” and has involved her wearing the same clothes multiple times.
Earlier this week, reports emerged to claim Britney’s father, James Spears – who ran her conservatorship since 2008 – had been monitoring the singer’s phone and internet use during the past 13 years.
Concerned fans have consequently questioned if the updates the star shares on social media have really been written by her, or if they are being written by someone else.
Responding to Britney’s message about the documentaries, one unconvinced fan wrote: “are we really supposed to believe this is Britney? We already know she had her phone monitored and more conservator secrets are surfacing.”Read More Read More