"I quit!": Britney Spears speaks out on performing live again and takes another swipe at her dad
Los Angeles, California - Britney Spears said she won’t perform live "anytime soon" as she continues to fight against a court-ordered conservatorship agreement.
The pop star has described the conservatorship as "abusive" amid her push for her father, Jamie Spears, to be removed from control of her finances.
"I’m not gonna be performing on any stages anytime soon with my dad handling what I wear, say, do, or think," Britney wrote in an Instagram post Saturday.
"I’ve done that for the past 13 years ... I’d much rather share videos YES from my living room instead of onstage in Vegas where some people were so far gone they couldn’t even shake my hand and I ended up getting a contact high from weed all the time," she continued.
Britney performed a residency in Las Vegas between 2013 and 2017. The 39-year-old's most recent tour took place in 2018.
"And no I’m not gonna put on heavy makeup and try try try on stage again and not be able to do the real deal with remixes of my songs for years and begging to put my new music in my show for MY fans ... so I quit !!!!" she wrote in Saturday’s post. "I don’t like that my sister showed up at an awards show and performed MY SONGS to remixes !!!!!"
She continued, "This conservatorship killed my dreams."
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The Toxic singer has frequently spoken out against the conservatorship, saying during a court hearing last Wednesday that her father "needs to be removed today."
"I want an investigation done on him," she said during the hearing in Los Angeles.
Parts of Britney's personal life are handled by a conservator, Jodi Montgomery, under the conservatorship, which began in 2008.
"It’s been 13 years and it’s enough," Britney said during Wednesday’s hearing. "It’s been a long time since I’ve owned my money, and it’s my wish and my dream for all of this to end without being tested."
A judge approved her request last week to select her own lawyer in the case. She is now being represented by Mathew Rosengart. Britney celebrated that court approval last week with an Instagram video showing her doing cartwheels.
"Thank you to my fans who are supporting me ... You have no idea what it means to me be supported by such awesome fans !!!!" Britney wrote at the time. "God bless you all !!!!!"
Fans and fellow celebrities have come out in their droves to back the #FreeBritney movement.
Cover photo: Collage: screenshot/Instagram/Britney Spears