Britney Spears breaks silence on the 'Framing Britney' documentary

Telling fans she "cried for two weeks," Britney Spears breaks silence on seeing that viral doc of her breakdown

Britney Spears breaks silence - Britney Spears attends the announcement of her new residency, "Britney: Domination" at Park MGM
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"Framing Britney Spears," the viral Britney Spears documentary that explored the pop singer's conservatorship and cruel treatment by the media, took the world by storm when it premiered in February. The doc resulted in huge online backlash for many of the figures in the movie, even leading to Justin Timberlake being forced to apologize for his treatment of his famous ex-girlfriend, while many celebrities flocked to her support.

Britney Spears' wellbeing has been a source of huge concern for many of her fans. The #FreeBritney hashtag took over the internet after it was revealed that her father had conservatorship control over her life and finances. The documentary reignited the anger and interest around the star’s life, and now she’s finally responded.

Spears posted a series of Instagram videos of her dancing to Aerosmith, which she said makes her feel "wild and human and alive." 

She wrote in the caption alongside the videos: "My life has always been very speculated ...watched ... and judged really my whole life !!! For my sanity, I need to dance to @iamstevent every night of my life 💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼 to feel wild and human and alive !!!"

Spears continued: "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 👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼 !!!!"

She told fans that she didn't want to watch the documentary, but the parts she did see made her feel embarrassed by the way she was shown. She also admitted that she cried for two weeks following screening the film.

Britney ended the caption with: "I do what I can in my own spirituality with myself to try and keep my own joy ... love ... and happiness ✨🙏🏼 ☀️"

Although the videos were posted to her verified account, some fans are not convinced it's her running the account, and claim her posts and captions are often not written by her. 

One fan commented: "There is not a single chance she wrote this."

Another wrote: "Not them forcing you to talk smack about the documentary..."

Even reality star Chrishell Stause from "Selling Sunset" commented saying: "Instead of dancing, can we get a video of you typing your own captions next time? I want to believe it’s you speaking for yourself, but I am skeptical 😩We love you!💕"

The conservatorship dispute is still ongoing, with Britney Spears' father Jamie being made co-conservator of her finances and Spears currently working to have him removed completely.

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team, where she covers everything from entertainment to fashion and beauty, as well as TikTok trends for Woman&Home, after previously writing for My Imperfect Life and GoodTo. Interestingly though, Naomi actually has a background in design, having studied illustration at Plymouth University but lept into the media world in 2020, after always having a passion for writing and earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ.

Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.