Britney Spears hasn’t watched ‘Framing Britney Spears’ but ‘she’s aware of it’
People have been watching Framing Britney Spears, a docu-series airing on FX and Hulu. It’s about Britney Spears’ life and career, before and after her 2007 “breakdown” and her subsequent conservatorship. There’s been an outpouring of renewed sympathy for Britney and her situation, and it feels like the #FreeBritney movement is stronger than ever. I enjoy the fact that a whole new generation is learning about all of the crazy sh-t that happened to and around Britney circa 2000-03 too, because Justin Timberlake has always been the f–king worst. Anyway, people want to know: has Britney been watching the docuseries? She has not. She lived it.
Britney Spears has not seen “Framing Britney Spears,” but knows about the New York Times documentary that is shining a major spotlight on her conservatorship issues, a source exclusively told Page Six.
“As of Sunday, Britney hadn’t watched the documentary, but she’s aware of it,” the source said. “She had not seen any of it.”
When asked whether Britney, 39, was not given permission to view the docuseries as part of her legal restrictions, the insider shared that it was the pop star’s own decision not to watch it.
“She’s chosen not to watch it because she’s fed up with the conservatorship,” the source said. “She feels there is a hole missing in her life because of the conservatorship and that she won’t be able to live a normal life until that’s over. She knows it’s a battle for her whole life.”
In November, Britney’s attorney, Samuel D. Ingham III, claimed in a court hearing that the “Toxic” singer had become “afraid” of her father, Jamie Spears, and wanted him removed from her conservatorship. “She will not perform again if her father is in charge of her career,” he said.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny declined to suspend Jamie, 68, from his duties, but stated that she was open to hear arguments for his removal in the future. Bessemer Trust was named as co-conservator.
Jamie told CNN in December that he hadn’t spoken to his daughter in months. “When a family member needs special care and protection, families need to step up, as I have done for the last 12-plus years, to safeguard, protect and continue to love Britney unconditionally,” he said. “I have and will continue to provide unwavering love and fierce protection against those with self-serving interests and those who seek to harm her or my family.”
Despite the latest microscopic attention on her ongoing legal issues due to the documentary, a source told Page Six on Monday that Britney is “happy and lively.” The next court date over the battle for conservatorship is on Feb. 11.
[From Page Six]
Maybe Framing Britney Spears will change my mind about this, but I do believe that for several years, Britney’s conservatorship was necessary. Reportedly, even in the middle of her breakdown, she was wary of having her father as her conservator (which seems prophetic now). I know that Jamie is only fighting this hard to remain on as conservator because of money, and I’ve felt for some time now that the financial situation around Britney and her father deserves a microscopic examination. But Jamie has also been in poor health for several years now, and he literally abused his grandsons and put Britney’s visitation with her sons in jeopardy. It’s past time for Jamie to be kicked off the conservatorship, and I’m coming around to the idea that the conservatorship just needs to end entirely.
Photos courtesy of Backgrid, Britney’s IG.
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