"I want changes and I want changes going forward. I deserve changes. I just want my life back, it's been 13 years and it's enough," the songstress said
Britney Speaks spoke out amid her ongoing conservatorship battle and said that she felt like a "slave" and demanded that she wants her life back after 13 years. The star had opened up about her struggles during her court appearance on Wednesday.
Addressing the court via a remote link, she said, "Ma'am, I'm not here to be anyone's slave. I wasn't good, I was GREAT. I'm so angry I can't sleep, and I am depressed. I want to be heard... I want changes and I want changes going forward. I deserve changes. I just want my life back, it's been 13 years and it's enough. It's enough and it makes no sense at all... I'm done. I want to sue my family to be totally honest with you." Explaining her reasons behind her request for a court hearing, Britney added, "I want to be able to hand pick my own lawyer. The main reason why I'm here is because I want to end the conservatorship without being evaluated," reported the Daily Star.
Britney went on to say that her father should be "in jail", adding, "My dad and anyone involved in this conservatorship, including my management … they should be in jail." The songstress revealed that she wants to "get married and have a baby", but has not been allowed to do so. "I have an IUD inside of myself so that I don’t get pregnant, but [my team doesn’t] want me to have any more children," she said, labelling the conservatorship "abusive". "They have me going to therapy three times a week and to a psychiatrist," Britney continued, according to the Daily Star.
According to the outlet, Her father Jamie was originally afforded a temporary conservatorship back in 2008, when Britney was committed to a psychiatric hospital for the second time. The order was later extended indefinitely after a judge deemed her to be "susceptible to undue influence". In 2019, the singer was due to begin a new residency in Las Vegas, but declined the opportunity amid her father's health fears, after he "almost died" in hospital. Britney had said at the time, "It’s important to always put your family first… and that’s the decision I had to make. I had to make the difficult decision to put my full focus and energy on my family at this time. I hope you all can understand."