Britney Spears Takes On Her Conservatorship

Britney Spears has been dwelling underneath a conservatorship of her individual and her property since 2008, and in recent times, that association has come underneath elevated scrutiny. Last week, the singer spoke out publicly in a courtroom listening to about her frustrations with the association in a passionate speech that defined how she felt dwelling underneath different individuals’s management.

“I’ve been in shock. I am traumatized,” she stated. “You know, fake it till you make it. But now I’m telling you the truth, OK? I’m not happy. I can’t sleep. I’m so angry it’s insane. And I’m depressed. I cry every day.”

The revelations constituted Spears’s most detailed public statements concerning the phrases underneath which she lives and works, and within the days since, her father, James P. Spears, — who has largely been answerable for the association from the beginning — filed authorized paperwork calling for an investigation into her claims.

On this week’s Popcast, a dialog concerning the standing of Spears’s conservatorship, the methods it has intersected along with her inventive work, and the probabilities for her private future.

Guests:

Joe Coscarelli, The New York Times’s pop music reporter

Liz Day, senior story editor of “Framing Britney Spears”

Samantha Stark, director of “Framing Britney Spears”