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23 June 2021, 11:50
What is happening with Britney Spears? The internet has been talking about the 'Save Britney’ movement, but what is it all about? And what does conservatorship mean?
'Save Britney’ has been a term we've seen all over social media in the past year and fans continue to stay concerned for Britney Spears.
With TikTok explanations and threads on Instagram and Twitter, fans of the pop star, who has two kids, have gone into detail with what they claim to be the reason behind the meaning of #FreeBritney.
A documentary, titled Framing Britney Spears, only added to fans' concerns as viewers got an insight into Britney's career and conservatorship through those close to her, including a life-long friend and a lawyer currently working on the conservatorship.
But what is it and what’s happening with Britney? Here's what you need to know, including the latest on her conservatorship...
Britney is addressing a courtroom on Wednesday 23 June after it emerged she has been objecting to her conservatorship and the powers her dad has had over her for 13 years.
The 39-year-old rarely speaks at the court hearings, but she apparently told the judge she wanted to speak out.
Fans of Britney Spears have come together claiming the pop star has been sending indirect messages for her through her social media pages asking for help.
For example, in one clip, someone commented: “Wear a yellow shirt in your next video if you need help,” which she then went on to do. This could of course, have been a complete coincidence too.
In another Instagram thread, one fan shared a lengthy explanation behind the Free Britney hashtag and broke it down into areas of her life suggesting that 'she’s been telling everyone for years she’s 'too controlled’.
They gave examples of her music suggesting being 'controlled' such as tracks like ‘Lucky’, ‘Overprotected’, ‘My Perogative’, ‘Circus’, ‘Piece of me’ and ‘Gimme More’.
The thread went in-depth about her personal life and the public meltdown she had in 2007, which led her to famously shaving her hair off.
There has even been a petition set up to help Britney have the right to her own lawyer to help get her out of her conservatorship agreement.
Britney has been under a 'conservatorship' agreement since 2008, which is when a guardian is appointed by a judge to manage someone's financial affairs.
The #FreeBritney or #SaveBritney hashtags came about as a means to allow the star to be free of the alleged conservatorship as fans claim she can’t do a number of day-to-day things without 'permission'.
apparently someone on twitter asked britney to post doves if she was in trouble... look at her most recent ig post. we need to save britney spears NOW pic.twitter.com/DgOkInBKHj— BLACK LIVES MATTER (@abbymatejkaaa) July 13, 2020
Britney is yet to speak directly about the claims made and has only taken to social media to share content, which fans have suggested could be her indirect response.
The 'Hit Me Baby One More Time' singer has also addressed her unusual Instagram posts and wrote underneath a picture: "I get how some people might not like my posts or even understand them, but this is Me being happy ….. this is Me being authentic and as real as it gets!!!!!
"I want to inspire people to do the same and just be themselves without pleasing others ….. that’s the key to happiness !!!!!!"