Britney Spears shared an update about her social media activity during her ongoing conservatorship battle on Monday (Aug. 9).
The 39-year-old pop superstar has been posting more freely on Instagram following her two breakthrough court hearings this summer, when she gave a harrowing account on June 23 during the first one and when she was granted permission by the judge to hire her own lawyer during a second hearing on July 14. Between her first time publicly addressing the #FreeBritney movement to topless photos, Spears is not holding back. And according to her, the public doesn’t know the full story.
She posted a Boomerang of a fan named Chris proudly waving his pink “#Free Britney” flag outside his home.
“Geez look at that flag !!!! I was like ‘My flag up over the American Flag !?!?’ … Yes … I’m tooting my own horn .. is that bad ?????” she said. “I know in my previous post I said you guys know my situation but LET ME CLARIFY … you only know half of it !!!! And for a lot of you who say I should be cautious with what I post … I mean if you REALLY THINK ABOUT IT … with what I’ve been through I believe I been WAAAY TOO CAUTIOUS !!!! One day I will live on the edge !!!! One day.”
However, she shared a seemingly contradictory message in her follow-up Instagram post, where the “Gimme More” artist vowed to “post a little less from now on” underneath a soothing how-to video of avocado toast, supplemented by some wise words from fellow artist Selena Gomez and her 2015 hit “Kill Em With Kindness.”
“In a system where I’ve felt completely hopeless for so long, at least I do have a platform to share !!!! As Selena Gomez says it best – The world can be a nasty place … I know it … you know it … kill them with kindness !!!” she captioned her second post. “Unfortunately the news has been pretty nasty saying horrible and mean lies about me so I’m gonna post a little less from now on !!!! Pssss this was the coolest thing I’ve ever seen in my life and it’s inspired me to take on a new passion in the cooking field !!!! God bless you beautiful people … TA TA !!!!”
Gomez, who has her own HBO Max cooking series Selena + Chef, commented underneath the expert culinary clip, “Love you @britneyspears! You’re welcome to come cook with me any time!”
On July 23, Spears’ new attorney Matthew Rosengart filed a petition to officially request the replacement of Jamie Spears as conservator. The petition seeks to appoint CPA Jason Rubin as the next conservator of the pop star’s estate, and notes that the singer selected him herself. In an Aug. 6-dated court filing, her father Jamie Spears claimed that there are “no grounds whatsoever” for removing him from the conservatorship that has controlled her personal and financial affairs for the last 13 years.
See Spears’ latest Instagram posts below.