Artist News Media

Britney Spears “cried for two weeks” over documentary

By | Published on Wednesday 31 March 2021

Britney Spears

Britney Spears has spoken for the first time about the ‘Framing Britney Spears’ documentary that aired earlier this year. In a post on Instagram, she says that she has not seen the whole film but was “embarrassed” by the clips that she did watch and had “cried for two weeks” as a result.

“My life has always been very speculated, watched, and judged, really my whole life”, she writes. “I have been exposed my whole life performing in front of people. It takes a lot of strength to trust the universe with your real vulnerability, cause I’ve always been so judged, insulted and embarrassed by the media. And I still am till this day! As the world keeps on turning and life goes on we still remain so fragile and sensitive as people”.

“I didn’t watch the documentary but from what I did see of it I was embarrassed by the light they put me in”, she goes on. “I cried for two weeks and, well, I still cry sometimes. I do what I can in my own spirituality with myself to try and keep my own joy, love and happiness. Every day dancing brings me joy! I’m not here to be perfect – perfect is boring. I’m here to pass on kindness”.

As well as looking at her treatment in the media leading up to a much-publicised breakdown in 2007, ‘Framing Britney Spears’ also delves into the conservatorship Spears has been placed under since 2008 – which leaves her unable to control her own personal and financial affairs.

Although she did not appear to be commenting on that particular issue in her Instagram post, it is known that she wishes to have her father Jamie Spears removed from his position as co-conservator. He recently lost a legal battle to regain full control of her financial affairs.

Earlier this month, BBC Two announced its own documentary looking at Spears’ conservatorship, made by journalist Mobeen Azhar. That film is set to air at some point this spring.