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Britney Spears explains why she didn't fight the conservatorship earlier

Britney Spears explains why she didn't fight the conservatorship earlier

She opens up about her conservatorship in her brand-new memoir

Britney Spears' eagerly-anticipated memoir, The Woman in Me, is finally on bookshelves all over and its clear fans are buzzing to get a further insight into the pop icon's life.

The 41-year-old 'Lucky' singer opened up about many major life events that sent the media into a complete frenzy over the past two decades including her relationship with Justin Timberlake, her 'passionate' fling with Colin Farrell and the real reason she shaved her head back in 2007.

Now, one of the most-talked about subjects in the book is her highly-controversial conservatorship which finally came to an end after 13 years back in November 2021 followed by the massive #FreeBritney movement.

The book, which came out today (24 October), is said to be a 'brave and astonishingly moving story about freedom, fame, motherhood, survival, faith, and hope'.

The memoir's official blurb reads: "In June 2021, the whole world was listening as Britney Spears spoke in open court.

"The impact of sharing her voice - her truth - was undeniable, and it changed the course of her life and the lives of countless others.

"The Woman in Me reveals for the first time her incredible journey - and the strength at the core of one of the greatest performers in pop music history."

It continues: "Written with remarkable candour and humour, Spears’s groundbreaking book illuminates the enduring power of music and love - and the importance of a woman telling her own story, on her own terms, at last."

Britney's Spears' new memoir, The Woman in Me, was released today (24 October).
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Spears was first placed in a conservatorship back in 2008 which was bestowed upon her father, Jamie Spears, following his daughter's psychiatric hospitalisation earlier that year.

The legal contract gave him complete control over the pop star's career, estate and aspects of her personal life.

However, after over a decade in the conservatorship, Spears appeared in court to speak publicly about her father's conservatorship for the very first time.

The singer confirmed she wanted the 'abusive' conservatorship to end with immediate effect, saying: "I just want my life back. All I want is to own my money and for my boyfriend to be able to drive me in his car. I want to sue my family."

The mother-of-two added: "It's not OK to force me to do anything I don't want to. The conservatorship should end. I truly believe this conservatorship is abusive.

"I am not happy, I can't sleep. I'm so angry, it's insane. And I'm depressed."

Spears and her two sons, Sean Preston and Jayden James in 2013.
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In the memoir, Spears recalled that she 'begged the court to appoint literally anyone else' than her father as her conservator.

"Even though I begged the court to appoint literally anyone else - and I mean, anyone off the street would have been better - my father was given the job," she wrote.

Spears also opened up about why she gave up trying to fight against the conservatorship to free herself early on in order to finally be reunited with her kids who she shares with her ex-husband Kevin Federline; Sean Preston, 18, and Jayden James, 17.

"My freedom in exchange for naps with my children - it was a trade I was willing to make," she revealed. "There is nothing I love more - nothing more important to me on this earth - than my children.

"I'd lay down my life for them."

Elsewhere, she added: "I did it for my kids.

"Because I played by the rules, I was reunited with my boys."

The Woman in Me is now available to purchase after being released today (24 October).

Featured Image Credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images/Steve Granitz/WireImage

Topics: Books, Britney Spears, Celebrity, Parenting