Britney Spears has been on a major upswing since graduating from conservatory in November 2021. Since 2008, the pop star has been under a court-ordered conservatory controlled by her father and a lawyer. As per the agreement, Spears was unable to manage her own money, make decisions about her health, get married or even travel, per the BBC. Conservators are usually reserved for the elderly or those with a degenerative disease that would prevent them from caring for themselves or their assets responsibly. Spears’ Conservatory went into effect after a series of high-profile outbursts.
Generally, those under conservatoire would be so ill or impaired that they could not continue to work. However, Spears released several albums and had a physically and emotionally taxing residency in Vegas and a social media presence during her conservatorship. It wasn’t long before her fans began calling for her release, as they suspected that Spears’ father’s conservatorship was ruining her life and that it was all about earning her family money rather than looking out for Spears, which is what most do Reportedly appeared to be doing fine.
Thanks to the Free Britney Movement, Spears is now a free woman, back in control of her career and her body. Most importantly, Spears is finally able to speak out about the Conservatory, something she was largely prevented from doing by her father. Now she speaks about the traumatizing experience.
Britney Spears is done with Vegas
In an Instagram post in June showing Britney Spears dancing to a Katy Perry song, the pop star included a lengthy caption on her video about her use of social media and the trauma of her conservatorship.
Spears explained that during her conservatorship she felt pressured to produce content on par with other creators. For example, content created by “quick shooting with edits,” while Spears said, “In my conservatorship, every shot in my videos lasted like 4 years!!!” The singer also admitted that she’s humbled by the demands of her residency in Vegas was so exhausted that she could rarely find the energy to live life the way she wanted. “The truth is the way to do shows in Vegas… the responsibility of so many people… Well, I was getting older and the limitations of just being human, asking a doctor’s permission to get Tylenol for a headache, made me lose.” it…for a headache!!!” she wrote, referring to the limits the conservatory imposed on her physical autonomy.
Though the residency was a massive financial success, the sheer trauma of conservatorship marred the experience for Spears. With her career now well under control, Spears reportedly has no plans to take up another residency in Sin City any time soon, according to TMZ.