Britney Spears’s conservatorship ordeal is well-known. The pop princess came to popularity at an early age, and in 2008, at the age of 26, she was placed under a court-mandated conservatorship by her father, Jamie Spears.
The Princess of Pop was under a 13-year conservatorship run by her father Jamie Spears, and she fought hard to have it removed. She was able to remove the conservatorship last year, and this Sunday marks the one-year anniversary of her independence.
Britney Spears is shaking after making her first purchase in 15 years
Britney Spears claims she was “ghosted” during her controversial conservatorship, explaining what it was like to be granted control of her own funds for the first time. Spears said on Instagram that her security team had held her credit card for 15 years and that her hands were “shaking” when she was finally permitted to use her own money.
Since the end of her conservatorship, she’s spoken up to fans about being allowed to do things like drive and drink wine and buy for herself now. “The significance in buying something for the first time in 15 years… security held my credit card for 15 years,” she said.
“I hadn’t had cash in years… I forgot what it was like to buy something.”
The mum-of-two shared: “Hopefully just a few can understand the belittling mortality in waiting in line with a man always ahead of you ghosting you and purchasing things on your behalf…” Britney Spears then addressed the US government, saying, “How could a state or nation of any sort grant any man or woman the right to use my possessions in my name?”
The Grammy award winner said she was compelled to work “7 days a week” when promoting her Piece of Me residency in Las Vegas from 2013 to 2017, which was immediately followed by the 31-city Piece of Me Tour in 2018.
Britney Spears’ reaction to getting an ATM card
Britney Spears revealed that she received her first ATM card on October 19, 2021, which she appropriately termed as a “very big deal,” adding that she hadn’t spent cash “in years” and had “forgotten what it was like to buy something.”
“People say you’ll have to put up a lot of money and sue and sit for hours and not be able to use your feet again,” she concluded her social media rant. “When I want to go for a run outside.”
The Gimme More singer’s conservatory was established in 2008. She worked hard to get it removed, and supporters rallied behind her with a large #freebritney movement. In November of last year, the star was finally successful.