This pop star is still protesting.
On Monday, in an Instagram post, Britney Spears explained her extended music hiatus is “f—k you” to her estranged family.
“Not making music anymore is my way of saying ‘F–k You’ in a sense when it only actually benefits my family by ignoring my real work,” she wrote in a post that also touted the power of prayer in times of distress.
“It’s like I’ve subconsciously let them win.”
Britney Spears, 40, reiterated her aggravation at seeing her younger sister, Jamie Spears, perform a remix to her single “Till the World Ends” in 2017 at Radio Disney Music Awards. (That year, Britney was presented with the Icon award, followed by a medley performance by Jamie Spears, 30, Kelsea Ballerini, Sofia Carson, and Hailee Steinfeld.)
“It didn’t make sense how network television shows are showcasing my music with remixes of all of my music … yet the person who owns the music is told no!!!!” Britney wrote. “They even gave remixes to my sister, but I was always told no?”
The entertainer – in November who broke free from a restrictive 13-year conservatorship established by Britney’s father, Jamie Spears – elaborated, “I asked for 13 years to perform new songs and remixes of my old songs … I had two months off in between each show setting for four years in Vegas … and every time I asked I was told, ‘No…’!!!!”
She also shared her belief that she was “set up to fail” by her family, who tested Britney’s faith in a higher power.
“I had an experience three years ago where I stopped believing in God!!!! From every angle I was being hurt for no reason, and my family was hurting me,” she wrote. “I went into a state of shock, and the way I coped was being [in] fake denial … It was too much for me to really face.”
Britney asserted that “people have no idea the awful things that have been done to me personally” and admitted that she is “scared of people and the business!!!!”
Britney also explained that why she felt compelled to share a clip of herself singing, along with a list of milestones The Grammy winner has hit throughout her very long career.
“I obviously have serious insecurities,” she wrote. “Otherwise I wouldn’t have acted like an obnoxious eight year old last week defending myself with my accomplishments!!!!”
Britney – whose immediate family also includes her mother Lynne Spears and older brother Bryan Spears -added, “Honestly my family embarrassed me and hurt me deeply … so tooting my own horn and seeing my past accomplishments reflecting back at me actually helped!!!!!”
Previous month, a source told Page Six that Britney Spears is “excited” to start making music again after long time, but diving back into the industry following three-year “work hiatus” is not her “top priority.”
Britney has criticized her family repeatedly for being complicit in the conservatorship, even claiming that they deserve to be in jail for their roles in the legal arrangement that controlled her personal, medical, and financial affairs.
In November 2020, the “Mickey Mouse Club” alum also vowed through her lawyer that she would not perform as long as Jamie Spears, 69, was in charge of her career. Previously she has expressed a desire to sue her father Jamie for “conservatorship abuse.”
Meanwhile, Jamie Spears recently filed court documents to have his famous daughter’s estate continue paying his legal fees.