After a 13-year conservatorship, Britney Spears breaks silence

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After a 13-year conservatorship, Britney Spears breaks silence. During her time under conservatorship, Britney Spears spoke out about the impact it had on her life.

People magazine features an exclusive excerpt from the pop icon’s new memoir, The Woman in Me.

In the book, Spears discusses the court-ordered conservatorship that gave her father Jamie and a lawyer power over her financial and personal affairs in 2008.

As a result, I became a robot. But not just any robot – a kind of child-robot. In her book, Spears, 41, writes, “I had been infantilized to the point where I was losing parts of what made me feel like myself.”.

The conservatorship stripped me of my womanhood, turned me into a child. Onstage, I became more of an entity than a person. “Music had always been a part of my bones and blood; they stole it from me.”

Under the conservatorship, Spears felt “like a shadow of myself.”

“What’s hard to explain is how quickly I could shift between being a little girl, a teenager, and a woman, because they had robbed me of my freedom. I would regress and act like a little girl, but then my adult self would step back in – only my world didn’t allow me to be an adult,” Spears writes.

According to the singer, “the woman in me was pushed down for a long time.” The band wanted me to be wild onstage and a robot offstage. I felt deprived of the good secrets of life – those fundamental sins of indulgence and adventure that make us human. It was their goal to take away that specialness and keep everything as rote as possible. “It killed my creativity as an artist.”

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