Britney Spears has confirmed she will release a memoir about her controversial conservatorship, following reports that she has signed a $15 million book deal.
Clear a space on your bookshelves, Britney fans—the US pop star is finally adding 'author' to her already impressive resumée.
In a series of now-deleted Instagram posts on Monday, the 40-year-old revealed that she is "writing a book at the moment" about her experience of living under a conservatorship for 13 years. The exciting announcement was followed by another reading-themed message, in which Britney encouraged her supporters to check out their local library over Spring Break.
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Britney was freed from the controversial legal arrangement, which heavily restricted her autonomy, last November, after multiple court appointments and a longstanding fan-led campaign known as 'Free Britney'.
She has since accused her father, Jamie Spears, of exploiting his power as her conservator by committing financial misconduct and emotional abuse against her. The Gimme More singer has also alleged that her younger sister, Jamie Lynn Spears, made false claims about her in the Zoey 101 star's 2021 memoir, Things I Should Have Said.
It was originally reported that Britney had signed a $15 million book deal with American publishing company Simon & Schuster, after an intense bidding war amongst the country's top publishers.
The mom-of-two has now shared new details about the project, which she has described as a "therapeutic" and "healing" process.
"It's also hard bringing up past events in my life...I've never been able to express openly!!!" she added.
Britney then explained that she is following the "intellectual approach" instead of "using my heart" to tell her story to the world, before taking a swipe at Jamie Lynn and their mother, Lynne.
"My mom and sister also did the 'intellectual approach' in indulgence by writing their own books as I couldn't even get a cup of coffee or drive my car," she said. Lynne co-wrote her own memoir, Through the Storm: A Real Story of Fame and Family in a Tabloid World, back in 2008, in which she detailed her relationship with her two famous daughters.
Britney went on to blast the terms of her conservatorship, comparing its conditions to those of a "cult".
"I never felt heard ever," she said. "I was screaming inside and no matter what I said it was always looked down on."
She also alleged that her father, who was "NEVER AVAILABLE", had forbidden her from exiting her car after driving for an hour to go to Target.
"I've never felt more like nothing in my life," she said. "Of course, they say now they never did that because they forgot!!!'
"I now see the greed and the envy of men and the damage people of power can do!"
It has yet to be announced when Britney's highly-anticipated book will hit stores, but one thing's for sure—we'll be first in line to grab a copy.
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Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, Emma mainly covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health and wellness feature. Always up for a good conversation, she has a passion for interviewing everyone from A-list celebrities to the local GP - or just about anyone who will chat to her, really.
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