Britney Spears' Conservatorship

Don’t you find it hard to believe that some celebrities have no control over their lives and finances? Well, it’s even harder to believe when it’s Britney Spears that is being talked about. The famous singer has her life controlled by somebody else and here’s the reason behind the trending #FreeBritney movement.

Image Source: Getty Images/Jason Merritt | Spears at the premier of "Smurfs 2"

Image Source: Getty Images/Jason Merritt | Spears at the premier of "Smurfs 2"


OFF TO AN EARLY START

Britney Spears was born on the second day of December 1981 in McComb, Miss. She has started in her singing career early when she debuted at her Kindergarten graduation, singing “What Child is This?”. She was rejected when she auditioned for Mickey Mouse for she was considered too young – she was only 8 then.

Image Source: Getty Images/L. Busacca | Britney circa 1998

Image Source: Getty Images/L. Busacca | Britney circa 1998

She then appeared in Star Search in 1992 at age 10 where she won the first round of the competition but failed in the second round. At age 11, she auditioned once again for the Mickey Mouse Club and she was accepted together with Justin Timberlake, Keri Russell, and Christina Aguilera.

Image Source: Getty Images | Britney Spears circa 1999

Image Source: Getty Images | Britney Spears circa 1999


FLOURISHING CAREER

When the Mickey Mouse Club was canceled in 2004, she moved back to Kentwood, LA and in 1998 she signed with Jive records. That’s the time when she recorded her debut album “Hit Me Baby One More Time,” in Sweden. She goes on her first real concert tour the year after.

Image Source: Getty Images/Online USA, Inc./Brenda Chase | Britney circa 1999

Image Source: Getty Images/Online USA, Inc./Brenda Chase | Britney circa 1999

She posed for her first major magazine, Rolling Stone, in April 1999, and on January 12, 1999, her song debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. She has appeared on sitcoms and she even became a host. On May 16, 2000, she released her second album “Oops! ... I Did it Again” and it sold 20 million copies worldwide.

Image Source: Getty Images/Ron Wolfson | Britney Spears at the 1999 American Music Awards

Image Source: Getty Images/Ron Wolfson | Britney Spears at the 1999 American Music Awards


RELATIONSHIPS AND RELEASES

Years went on and Spears’ career is booming. She confessed in 2000 that she’s dating Justin Timberlake and in 2001 she released her 3rd album “Britney”. She then ends a four-year relationship with Timberlake in 2002 and shocked fans when she kissed Madonna during their performance of “Like a Virgin” at the MTV Video Awards.

Image Source: Getty Images/Dave Hogan | Timberlake and Spears at the 2000 MTV Music Awards

Image Source: Getty Images/Dave Hogan | Timberlake and Spears at the 2000 MTV Music Awards

On November 17, 2003, she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and her fourth album “In the Zone” was released on the same year. She married her childhood friend Jason Allen Alexander in 2004 and their marriage was annulled 55 hours after. On September 18th, the same year, she married dancer Kevin Federline and they had 2 children.

Image Source: Getty Images/Getty Images for Rolling Stone/Matthew Simmons | Federline and Spears at the 2000 Grammy Awards

Image Source: Getty Images/Getty Images for Rolling Stone/Matthew Simmons | Federline and Spears at the 2000 Grammy Awards


THE START OF HER LIFE CONTROL

It’s in the year 2006 when Britney filed a divorce from her husband, it was finalized in 2007. She lost physical custody of her kids to Federline. She was then committed to the psychiatric ward of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and put on an involuntary psychiatric hold after refusing to surrender her sons in a stand-off with the police.

Image Source: Getty Images/David Becker |  Britney Spears arrives at a Christmas tree-lighting ceremony at The LINQ Promenade

Image Source: Getty Images/David Becker | Britney Spears arrives at a Christmas tree-lighting ceremony at The LINQ Promenade

That’s when she was put under the conservatorship of her dad and an attorney named Andrew Wallet. Her father was the one who controlled her estate and career and that means, he has control over her life. He temporarily stepped down as her conservator in 2019 because of his health and licensed professional conservator Jodi Montgomery took over his role.

Image Source: Getty Images/Scott Dudelson | Spears at the 2017 pre-Grammy Gala

Image Source: Getty Images/Scott Dudelson | Spears at the 2017 pre-Grammy Gala


STRUGGLE FROM THE CONTROL

Since her father’s stepping down was only temporary, he must resume his being her conservator after a year, but the court has extended Montgomery’s role until the first of February 2021. Britney Spears is currently fighting to remove her father as her sole legal conservator, and she wishes for Montgomery to take the role for good.

Image Source: Getty Images/C Flanigan | Spears attends The 2015 Billboard Music Awards

Image Source: Getty Images/C Flanigan | Spears attends The 2015 Billboard Music Awards

Her fans then feel that Spears has no freedom so the campaign #FreeBritney has trended in 2019. Fans are asking Spears to post things if she has problems and they speculated that she’s answering them. She wore yellow when her fans asked her to wear one if she’s in trouble and she posted doves which have the same implications.

Image Source: Getty Images/Disney Channel via Getty Images/Image Group LA | Britney at the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards

Image Source: Getty Images/Disney Channel via Getty Images/Image Group LA | Britney at the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards


WHAT’S GONNA HAPPEN NEXT

Even Britney’s mother has been liking the #FreeBritney posts and she is asking to be included in the conservatorship for she wants to help her manage her finances and in the trust set-up for her grandsons. Montgomery remains as her conservator until February 2021 her conservatorship status will depend on how future court proceedings go.

Image Source: Getty Images/Frazer Harrison | A participant of the #FreeBritney protest at the LA courthouse

Image Source: Getty Images/Frazer Harrison | A participant of the #FreeBritney protest at the LA courthouse

Fan or not of Britney Spears, it’s time to give some attention to her situation and help her win her fight. She may become a victim of exploitation or she already is. This must not go on. It will take some simple clicks to know more about this and some simple clicks to make some actions that might help her. 

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