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.


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”