No Shows While Daddy Checks Me Out: Britney
Britney Spears says she won’t perform again as long as her father retains control of her career, and that the conservatory she attended for 13 years “killed my dreams.”
Her comments from Saturday, in a lengthy Instagram post, were the latest in a series of emotional public comments about the conservatory governing her personal and financial affairs that she has begged to end.
“I’m not going to perform on stage anytime soon while my father decides what I wear, say, do or think,” the singer wrote.
Britney Spears says she won’t perform again as long as her father keeps control of her career, and that the conservatory she attended for 13 years ‘killed my dreams’
“I’d much rather share videos YES from my living room instead of on stage in Vegas… I’m not going to put on heavy makeup and try to try again on stage and not be able to do the real thing remixing my songs for years,” she added.
The pop star’s father, Jamie Spears, has full control of his daughter’s $60 million estate under the court-ordered guardianship he instituted in 2008.
Spears, 39, who has undisclosed mental health issues, has not performed in public since late 2018 at the end of a world tour and an extended concert residency in Las Vegas.
Spears this week appointed a new attorney to represent her in her bid to end the conservatory, calling it offensive.
“This conservatory has killed my dreams … so all I have is hope and hope is the only thing in this world that is very hard to kill,” she wrote on Saturday.
“I didn’t like the way the documentaries bring out humiliating moments from the past…I’m long past all that and I have been for a long time,” she added.
One of the documentaries, Framing Britney Spears, brought more attention to the conservatory and increased public support for Spears. It was nominated for two Emmy awards this week.
Spears and her lawyer have yet to file a formal request to end the conservatory.
The next court hearing is September 29 in Los Angeles.