Britney Spears says she won’t perform under her father’s tutelage
Pop singer Britney Spear said in a lengthy Instagram post on Sunday that she would not perform until she remained under her father’s care.
“Look, I’m not going to be performing on stage anytime soon with my dad handling what I wear, say, do or think,” she wrote.
Spears, 39, appeared before a judge in late June, demanding an end to his guardianship.
Since 2008, his father Jamie Spears has primarily exercised full legal control over his estate, as well as other aspects of his life and career.
Among other revelations, Spears told the court she was forced to take birth control against her will and prevented from having another child.
The next court hearing will take place at the end of September. On Wednesday, Spears was allowed to choose his own lawyer in a first court victory.
“This guardianship killed my dreams… so all I have is hope and hope is the one thing in this world that’s very hard to kill,” Spears wrote on Sunday.
Fans rallied around Spears, starting the #FreeBritney movement, a campaign that seeks to end what has been described as abuse of guardianship.
Guardianship was put in place while she was experiencing a mental health crisis. She credited her initial creation with saving her from financial ruin and making her a top pop star.
Her father and lawyers have stressed that she and her fortune, with court records of more than $ 50 million (€ 42 million), remain vulnerable to fraud and manipulation. By law, the onus would be on Spears to prove she is competent before the case can end.