Pop sensation Britney Spears has marked the one-year anniversary of the end of her 13-year conservatorship and said her hands were ‘shaking’ when she used her own credit card
Britney Spears says she was “ghosted” during her controversial conservatorship, revealing what it felt like to finally be given control of her own finances.
The Princess of Pop was under a 13-year-long conservatorship ran by her father Jamie Spears and endured a long fight to have it removed.
She succeeded in ending the conservatorship last year, marking the one-year anniversary of her freedom on Sunday.
Taking to Instagram, Britney said her security team had kept hold of her credit card for 15 years and said her hands were “shaking” when she was finally able to use her own money.
“The significance in buying something for the first time in 15 years… security held my credit card for 15 years.
“When it was time to purchase I always had to step aside and be ghosted as they would type the code in and write my name,” the 40-year-old wrote.
Britney said she hadn’t used cash in years and had forgotten “what it was like to buy something”.
She added: “The significance in using your own two hands and do the interchange of whatever the purchase may be SPEAKS VOLUMES as opposed to another person ripping me of that right for nearly 15 years.
“A year ago was my first time buying something with my own two hands… my legs and hands were shaking for 15 minutes after I bought something.”
The Grammy award winner then took aim at the US government, writing: “How dare a state or nation of any sort grant any man or woman the right to use my possessions in my name.”
She also claimed she was forced to work “7 days a week” while headlining her Piece of Me residency in Las Vegas from 2013-2017, immediately followed by the 31-date Piece of Me Tour in 2018.
She finished her social media rant by saying: “People say you will have to put up a lot of money and sue and sit for hours and not be able to use my feet again. When I want to run outside.
“NO THANK YOU to prove these allegations are true.”
Britney added: “I will never put up more money to go to court to see if my dad gets prosecuted.
“I choose to smile and put it in my family’s face until the day I die.”