Britney Spears Directly Addressed the Framing Britney Spears Documentary for the First Time
"I was embarrassed by the light they put me in ..." she wrote on Instagram.
Britney Spears has spoken. The pop star took to Instagram on Tuesday night to directly address the New York Times Framing Britney Spears documentary released last month for the first time. And the "Toxic" singer says she was "embarrassed" by the documentary.
The documentary released on Hulu investigates her conservatorship headed by her father, Jamie Spears, and the abuse she faced from the media over the years. After the doc aired, the "Free Britney" movement picked up steam, as the pop icon received support from many of her fellow celebs.
"I didn't watch the documentary but from what I did see of it I was embarrassed by the light they put me in ... I cried for two weeks and well .... I still cry sometimes !!!!" she wrote alongside a video of her showing off her signature dance moves.
She went on to say that the dance videos she often posts to Instagram are a release for her.
"My life has always been very speculated ... watched ... and judged really my whole life !!!" she wrote. "For my sanity I need to dance to [Steven Tyler] every night of my life 💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼 to feel wild and human and alive !!!"
She continued, "I have been exposed my whole life performing in front of people 😳😳😳 !!! It takes a lot of strength to TRUST the universe with your real vulnerability cause I've always been so judged... insulted... and embarrassed by the media... and I still am till this day 👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼 !!!! As the world keeps on turning and life goes on we still remain so fragile and sensitive as people !!!"
She finished her post saying that she practices the things that bring her happiness — and dancing is one of them. "Every day dancing brings me joy !!! I'm not here to be perfect ... perfect is boring ... I'm here to pass on kindness 💋💋💋 !!!!" she wrote.
This is the first time the star has directly addressed the documentary, but there are rumors swirling that the "Oops!...I did it again," singer is considering an Oprah sit-down interview to discuss the documentary and share her side of the story. A source told Entertainment Tonight that Spears is ready to take control of her story.
"Britney has considered speaking out about her past, mostly because she doesn't feel others should tell her story," the source said. "She's always hated doing interviews but if she ever takes that step, Oprah would most likely be her first choice. At this point, there is no plan in the works for her to do an interview but when she does, there will be steps Britney would need to take before speaking out."