Britney Spears has teased a fresh start, as the legal battle about her conservatorship rages on.
The Toxic singer, 39, posted a motivational quote on Instagram, which read: "Normalise starting over as many times as you need."
She captioned the quote: "Kinda where I'm at, at the moment. Working on some amazing gourmet food in the kitchen. I just can't get the sauce right," before adding her usual spread of emojis.
Many fans, who have since got into the habit of believing Britney uses her Instagram to post coded messages to her fans, thought that this could hint at the star making a comeback.
"Great message, Britney," commented one fan.
"She's coming back!" enthused a second, while a third wrote: "Agreed, we are ready."
Britney bowed out of performing when she cancelled her 2019 Las Vegas residency, before announcing an 'indefinite' hiatus.
It has been claimed that Britney is refusing to perform until her dad, Jamie, is removed from her controversial conservatorship.
A legal battle is brewing over the conservatorship, which Britney has been locked in to since 2008, following a series of difficulties with her mental health.
The agreement means that Jamie is in total control of Britney's finances, health and even personal life decisions - something that she no longer wants Jamie to do.
Fresh interest in the conservatorship was sparked earlier this year following the release of two documentaries about Britney Spears: The New York Times' Framing Britney Spears and BBC's The Battle For Britney.
Both docs explored the conservatorship in greater detail, as well as observing the growing #FreeBritney movement.
Now, Britney herself is expected to appear in court and go on record about the legal agreement, according to her lawyer Sam Ingham III.
"The conservatee has requested that I seek from the court a status hearing at which she can address the court directly," he told Judge Brenda Penny. "My client has asked that it be done on an expedited basis."
The lawyer did not confirm what issues Britney wished to raise in the court appearance, but confirmed the hearing would be about "status of the conservatorship."
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