Before Britney Spears was taken away from her family following a court-ordered conservatorship, she was doing some things that the pop princess’s new manager thinks will ruin the “Pretty Girls” star: posting nude pics on Instagram, throwing an “annoying” roomie under the bus and going on a random vacation to Bora Bora.
“Is there a reason for the new artist Britney to start posting these dumb pictures and controversies on social media? I’ve not seen any evidence that this was just for fun or to get the fans hyped,” a viewer wrote on a screen shot of Spears’ Instagram stories, the latest troubling sight in the life of the 37-year-old singer.
“Thank you for that update. The ‘rebuilding the trust’ and ‘waking up from a nightmare’ is not going too well. I hope that the second that this lady is in control of her life things will turn around.”
Meanwhile, since stepping away from her family’s custody, Spears has been tanned, looking fit and seemingly in a good place. Her performance at “The Voice” this season is said to be her best yet, and her new song, “Make Me,” which will be the lead single off her upcoming album, was one of the most-talked-about songs of the summer.
So, you know, not a bad return to the spotlight — and certainly nothing “crazy.”
But fans are wondering, what took so long?
In April, Spears spoke with “Good Morning America” about the challenges of living under a conservatorship, during which she was portrayed as an overeager parent, a drug addict and a homewrecker.
“I just don’t get to see my kids anymore,” she said. “I miss them, and it’s really hard, and it’s really sad and I think that’s one of the most difficult parts is watching your children grow up and losing them. I mean, I’ve had to deal with all that before, and then watching my kids grow up and not being able to be a part of it.”
And so, in February, Spears’ court-appointed conservators assigned attorney Adam Streisand and former “Happy Days” star Johnny Galecki to serve as her “companions.”
Yes, that’s right: Jamie and Lynne Spears’ lawyers no longer make decisions for the singer. No longer do Britney’s parents – or her brother and his wife – have the authority to make life and career decisions for their superstar daughter.
“I’m still under the conservatorship and have to work on that, too,” Spears said in the interview. “But I’m kind of working on not letting [management] get in my head. I have a job to do, and I’m trying really hard to get away from it and figure out what I really want to do and what I really want to work on.”
Her 2019 hit “Make Me” focuses on a love relationship between a woman and her “make.”
“I wrote this song to demonstrate that, even though I give birth to these babies, I’m not a mother by any means,” Spears said of the tune, in which she sings: “Daddy says I’m the boss/But all he can do is give me a raise/Baby, don’t doubt/I’m working my way to my split end/You know I want it/So I come here and I bring it.”
Presumably that’s Britney deciding that she doesn’t want the man anymore.
Spears is scheduled to release her new album later this year, and for now, she’s also touring North America, performing in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Sept. 7.
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