‘JLo would never be treated like that’: Britney Spears blames family, handlers for mismanaging her career
Britney Spears used the example of another '90s pop icon Jennifer Lopez to compare and contrast how badly her camp managed her over the last 14 years
Britney Spears published a number of social media messages on September 25 that appeared to criticize her family and her former management group. The series of text messages also mentioned other musicians like Jennifer Lopez and Justin Timberlake.
She also took a dig at Justin Timberlake and expressed how she was treated by music producers during award shows when compared to other singers. Her post started by saying, "This is me yesterday doing laundry and separating clothes... I haven't shared my voice in an extremely long time... maybe too long... and here's me playing at my house with a different version of "Baby One More Time"... the WORD as in WORDS... Show me how you want it to be... tell me baby cause I need to know... give me a f*****g sign… HIT ME BABY OE MORE TIME!!! The first three tours I ever did EACH song was remix so the sound was new for my fans... it was what I was known for... for 13 years I wanted remixes to my songs during the conservatorship... to make the songs feel new. The four years I did Vegas every 6 weeks I had off... I asked to be connected to producers that would create a cool sound... I was told no... I went to f*****g Disney tribute award show put up four amazing vocalists doing exactly what I wanted to do for 14 years... short remixes of my 5 best songs for 5 minutes... I think Justin Timberlake has had the longest performance at the VMAS 7 MINUTES maybe more. My children watched it and said "Mamma why did they do that?" They ruined it for me, embarrassed me, and made me feel like absolutely nothing."
The 40-year-old Grammy-winning singer who has 42 million Instagram followers used the example of Jennifer Lopez to describe how she believes her camp has handled her over the last 14 years. "After 14 years of telling me no to what I wanted... it's ruined for me... but that wasn't the worst part... the worst part was my family locking me up in that place for 4 months... Jesus f*****g Christ... I’d like to see someone tell Jennifer Lopez to sit down 8 hours a day 7 days a week... no car, own security of 5 years telling me at my own door I can't walk outside for 4 months... no door for privacy... and watched me change naked and shower... and no a**h**es not 6 gallons of blood... 6 vials of blood the small tubes but come on every fucking week took me abruptly off me medication I was normally on and drugged me on lithium... I’d like to see a management team tell Jennifer Lopez to go through what I went through.. what the f**k do you think she would do... her family would NEVER allow that. Psss... you say what you want to do now... Really 14 years after being humiliated... its WAY too late for that... again id rather stay home and shit in my f*****g pool than join the entertainment business... the truth is a f*****g b*t*h. Im not going to play the victim HIT ME BABY ONE MORE TIME???????... Im sure you advanced musicians think it's horrible of bad but when I'm bad IM BETTER !!! F**K you!!!"
Over the course of 2022, Britney has taken to Instagram several times. It is her preferred destination to vent out her frustrations at family members and other professionals across the industry for the treatment she received during the conservatorship period.