Over the past several weeks, Britney Spears has been very active on social media, writing a number of posts featuring long captions or chunks of text revealing many of her past struggles with her career, her past relationships, her self-image, and her family. While some have questioned the seemingly erratic behavior, it turns out she had a good reason for sharing — and occasionally deleting — those posts. As she revealed in her latest Instagram post, she’s writing a book about her experiences, a process she calls “healing and therapeutic.”
“I want to address my recent post captioning my past,” she wrote. “To my understanding, to most it’s confusing… why express NOW??? Well, I’m writing a book at the moment and as it’s actually healing and therapeutic… it’s also hard bringing up past events in my life… I’ve never been able to express openly.I can only imagine that I do sound childish but I was extremely young with those events took place … and addressing it now … I’m sure it seems irrelevant to most and I’m completely aware of that !!!”
It was previously reported that Spears had signed a book deal with Simon & Schuster which was called one of the biggest ever at an estimated $15 million. Apparently, Spears’ tweets have been something of a rough draft, her way of organizing her thoughts before committing them to print. As she notes in her post, both her mom and her sister Jamie Lynn have sold memoirs, something she initially didn’t approve of. However, it seems she’s finally ready to talk about it after baring her soul — as well as as much of her body as Instagram will allow. One thing is for sure: If ever there was a guaranteed day-one best seller, Spears’ book would certainly fit the bill.
Update: Spears’ post has since been deleted, so find screenshots and a transcription of it below.
🚨 BRITNEY ADDRESSES HER RECENT POSTS AND CONFIRMS SHE IS REVISITING THE PAST BECAUSE SHE’S WRITING HER BOOK 📚 pic.twitter.com/331sw2RlCE
— yourhonor (@notedyourhonor) April 4, 2022
“I want to address my recent post captioning my past … to my understanding, to most it’s confusing … why express NOW ??? Well I’m writing a book at the moment and as it’s actually healing and therapeutic … it’s also hard bringing up past events in my life … I’ve never been able to express openly !!! I can only imagine that I do sound childish but I was extremely young when those events took place … and addressing it now … I’m sure it seems irrelevant to most and I’m completely aware of that !!!
But instead of using my heart … I’m using the intellectual approach as Justin so respectfully did when he apologized to Janet and me ….. although he was never bullied or threatened by his family … he took the opportunity to apologize 20 years later !!! Timing is EVERYTHING !!! Good timing is the BITCH !!! Anyway I wanted to just let people KNOW I CARE !!! AND I’M SO SORRY !!! My mom and sister also did the ‘intellectual approach’ in indulgence by writing their own books as I couldn’t even get a cup of coffee or drive my car or really anything !!! I’m not the type of person to bring up UNCOMFORTABLE CONVERSATIONS well because it’s just NOT RESPECTFUL … but come on LET’S ACTUALLY TALK ABOUT IT !!!
When I was younger there was more of a playful and light approach to everything … It was easy not taking yourself so seriously Yet in the business .. I will just SAY IT … I was indeed treated less than !!! Most feel they are too good to talk about it .. again lets TALK ABOUT IT !!! Why do I say this ??? Well because I never felt heard ever !!! I was screaming inside and no matter what I said it was always looked down on … again I will just SAY .. as I got older the head powers in my conservatorship were literally unbelievable … Yes the security, the management and mainly my father who was NEVER AVAILABLE all felt like a CULT !!! I see now the greed and envy of men and the damage people of power can do !!! The abbreviation of doing something is not just something … it’s considered SPECIAL !!! Therefore when some speak up and show their thoughts, their feelings, and their concerns telling someone something matters, no matter what it was, it was 100% looked down upon … I’m an artist … I’m totally fine not being like ‘this all comes full circle’ or ‘our children are effected by our approach in what we do daily’ Our thoughts, our behaviors, our actions, let’s be good examples !!!
Example WHAT NOT TO DO … When I was in Louisiana during COVID-19, I went Target to pick things up at the store … I live in the sticks so it was an hour drive !!! When I finally got there I was told by a lady and my father that I could not get out of the car … my security got out of the car and I WAITED !!!! Hundreds of kids and adults going in !!! I’ve never felt more like nothing in my life of course they say now they never did that because they forgot !!! Unfortunately folks I DON’T FORGET !!! And I’m here to remind people what NOT TO DO like my family did to me so we can be better people for the next generation !!!
There’s nothing more embarrassing than three of your childhood friends coming to visit you in Las Vegas and you are WORKING AND PERFORMING for them at night … They all go to a spa and I wait for an hour as they get their nails and toes done and get offered champagne … I wasn’t allowed to go to the spa so I sat outside and waited … not only did they not even LOOK MY WAY OR ACKNOWLEDGE me or show any concern … they drank the whole bottle !!! I never complained to anyone about it because honestly it was too embarrassing !!! My mother would always say … I JUST DON’T KNOW THE RULES !!!
So sorry if I’ve offended anyone by writing these stories .. but just as my sister can legally mention my name in her book over 200 times … cry on TV … Cry on TV … and get a heartfelt ‘awww’ from most … I also have the right to share a couple of paragraphs on my Instagram. Anyways, Godspeed my friends …”