Britney Spears is ready to put the past behind her, feeling hopeful for the future after the release of the documentary, Framing Britney Spears.
Spears went through plenty of ups and downs both in her career and in life including challenges with the media, her family and overall wellbeing.
The new documentary about the Princess of Pop tales the difficult relationship with her father Jamie and the seemingly never-ending conservatorship as he managed Britney’s financial and personal affairs, leading to her mental breakdown in 2007.
The public have come out in support for the 39-year-old as she now feels optimistic that she can “finally be freed from the vice-like grip of her father”, as quoted by Page Six.
A source close to the star told Page Six that, “Britney finally feels like there is light at the end of a very long, dark tunnel.
“There are parts of the film that were too hard and emotional for her to watch — the scenes that describe the most difficult times of her life, the relentless media circus and the harsh focus on her as a young mother. But, she feels, for the first time in many years, that people are on her side and things will get better for her.
“She hopes that, because of this, she will be finally be freed from the vice-like grip of her father [Jamie Spears]. She is also very grateful and humbled by the public outcry, all the support from her fans and the celebrities like Sarah Jessica Parker, who have spoken out on her behalf.”
Framing Britney Spears, which was produced by The New York Times, covers Britney’s rise to fame, her mental health troubles and the mobilisation of the fan-led movement, #FreeBritney.
As reported by Page Six, Spears is ready to release her own documentary in collaborating with a top female filmmaker – where she can speak personally about her life.
Due to the current conservatorship, the Toxic hitmaker is worried that her father could oversee the film to paint himself in a better light with the two going to court after the concept was put in place following Britney’s mental breakdown 14 years ago.
Page Six’s source told the publication that Britney’s father is “drunk with power over her life. She wants to work, make music and perform, but he is too controlling.
“He has set her up to fail. Britney hasn’t had the proper help she needs to be able to control her own finances, to fully deal with her mental health issues and to be the mother she wants to be.
“Jamie won’t let her have any freedom or responsibility over her own life. This summer, her father grounded her for three weeks because she dared to meet a friend for a socially-distanced walk on the beach and a heart-to-heart conversation. She’s 39 years old!
“He doesn’t want her to see her friends, he doesn’t want her to meet other people in the entertainment business, he tells her that everyone has bad intentions for her — when it plainly isn’t true.”
Spears’ boyfriend Sam Asghari has openly criticised Jamie for allegedly “trying to control” his relationship with her. Speaking via his Instagram Story on Tuesday, Asghari said:
“In my opinion, Jamie [Spears] is a total d–k.”
The fitness enthusiast, who is rarely this outspoken about his relationship with the pop star, added that he “won’t be going into details” about what caused him to speak out because he has previously “always respected our privacy.”
However, the Iranian-born actor concluded, “at the same time, I did not come to this country to not be able to express my opinion and freedom.”
Asghari told TMZ on Tuesday that he “hopes” to repair his relationship with 67-year-old Jamie one day, “once he starts treating his daughter right.”
Spears and Asghari have been dating since meeting on the set of Britney’s “Slumber Party” music video in 2016 – the couple often remain private about their relationship despite posting pictures on their social media profiles.
Asghari also told the People on Monday that “I am thankful for all of the love and support she is receiving from her fans all over the world, and I am looking forward to a normal, amazing future together.”
Britney’s attorney, Samuel D. Ingham III, revealed in court three months ago that the singer-songwriter had become “afraid” of her dad and requested for him to be removed from the conservatorship.
Watch this space as the next court date is scheduled for today, February 11th.
Source: Page Six