Britney Spears thanks fans for ‘saving her life’ as she speaks out on life post-conservatorship

Britney Spears thanks fans for ‘saving her life’ as she speaks out on life post-conservatorship

Britney Spears has thanked her loyal fans for “saving her life” as she opens up on her new life after her 13-year-long conservatorship.

The 39-year-old singer took to Instagram to post a video statement, where she shared details of her new found freedoms, such as being able to possess her own car keys, use a debit card and buy candles.

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Spears said: “I’m not here to be a victim… I worked for 20 years and worked my ass off – I’m here to be an advocate for people.”

She added: “I’m a very strong woman, so I can only imagine what the system has done to those people so hopefully my story will make an impact and make some changes.”

To her fans, who led the #FreeBritney movement, Spears said: “You guys rock!”

The Stronger singer spoke about being silenced and threatened and thanked the fan-led movement for bringing awareness to the alleged abuse she suffered at the hands of her father during the conservatorship.

“My voice was muted and threatened for so long and I wasn’t able to speak up or say anything,” Spears said. “Because of you, I honestly think you guys saved my life in a way, 100 per cent.”

Her Instagram video, shared to her 36.4 million followers, has over 3.4 million views.

In the caption accompanying her post, Spears added how “demoralizing and degrading” her conservatorship was, and alluded to further abuses she experienced by saying “I’m not even mentioning all the bad things they did to me which they should all be in jail for”.

The parties she referenced have denied such claims.

Naturally, loyal Spears fans - including her friend, Paris Hilton - have naturally rejoiced at the termination of the singer’s conservatorship.

The singer also hinted at a tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey, as she said: “I might as well do a hint of my thoughts on the gram before I go and set things square on Oprah”.

Her statement comes after a Los Angeles judge ruled on Friday that Spears was free from her 13-year conservatorship, ending the long battle between the singer and her father Jamie Spears.

Jamie was suspended as his daughter’s conservator last month, putting an end to any alleged legal control over the singer – which included barring her from marrying her now-fiancé Sam Asghari, requiring her to have a contraceptive IUD implant and straining the relationship between her and her children, according to Spears herself.

Jamie has strongly denied such claims of abuse towards his daughter, and himself requested to end the singer’s conservator in September.

Jamie’s lawyers said: “As Mr Spears has said again and again, all he wants is what is best for his daughter. If Ms Spears wants to terminate the conservatorship and believes that she can handle her own life, Mr Spears believes that she should get that chance.”

Spears ended her video on a positive note, saying: “Let’s move forward. We’re gonna have a good year and a good Christmas. Rock on!”

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