Britney Spears has signaled that she’s not yet ready to start making music again after 13 years under a conservatorship that took control of her personal and professional affairs and left her scared of the entertainment industry.
Spears, 40, who was released last month from a 2008 court-ordered arrangement requested by her father, said in a lengthy Instagram post on Monday that she wanted to “push me a little more and do things that scare me but not too much” in 2022.
“I guess it seems strange to most people why I don’t even make music anymore…People have no idea what horrible things they’ve done to me personally and after what I’ve been through, I’m scared of people and business!!!” wrote Spears, who last performed in public in October 2018.
“Not doing my music anymore is my way of saying ‘Fuck You’ in a sense that it only benefits my family by ignoring my real work. It’s like I subconsciously let them win,'” added the singer of “Toxic”.
Spears, who is engaged to her boyfriend Sam Asghari, complained to the judge handling her guardianship case earlier this year that she found her father Jamie Spears, who was in charge of her career, controlling.
Jamie Spears was removed from his post as curator in September. He said his only goal was to help his daughter rehabilitate her career after she suffered a mental health crisis in 2007 and that he had always acted in her best interests.