The singer Britney Spears has deactivated her account on Instagram, a social network in which she accumulated 42 million followers and which had ended up becoming a kind of personal diary in which she reported her sorrows, joys, achievements and losses. A year ago, the artist was released from the legal guardianship of her father, Jamie Spears, and thus she regained control of her life after 13 years. Since then, she has used her social networks to communicate with her followers and publicly denounce what she experienced during all that time.
Until now, Spears told the chapters of her own story through her profile and always with the same modus operandi: she uploaded a post in which she recounted situations involving someone in her family, her followers read it, captured what she said, the media echoed the news and the singer deleted the publication. In this way, in her account there was no trace of her accusations. Of her, only the videos of her home parades, of her dances, of her first glass of champagne… in short, of her being happy.
The singer’s confessions caused her father to sue her for defamation a few months ago. Meanwhile, her mother publicly apologized with the intention of calming her family situation. Just over 24 hours ago, Spears recounted new details on her profile about the abuse suffered at the hands of her parent. But this time she didn’t delete her post. She directly decided to delete her account entirely.
After accusing her family of having “killed” and “abandoned” her, the singer turned her attention back to her father. “Why did you and your family go along and treat me like a fucking dog? What is the secret? What are you hiding?”, Accused the father and added: “Answer, omnipotent father, if you want to sit me down again for four months, exposing my body to the nurses while they shower me like a dog”, the singer recalled about the time when who was hospitalized. “Come on, dad, tell me if you would do the same thing to your granddaughters Maddie and Ivy [daughters of Jamie Lynn], if you would sit them in a chair for 10 hours while they get their heads fucked for four months.”
Less than a month ago, the 40-year-old singer starred in a new controversy about her children, in which she explained the estrangement she was going through: “Literally, I no longer have any goals. They were my joy. They were my everything. I hope to see you. That’s what I live for. And suddenly they disappear.
Britney Spears with her two children and her current husband, Sam Asghari, at a Los Angeles Lakers game in November 2017. Allen Berezovsky (Getty)
In the last year, the singer has been more present on Instagram than on Spotify — the music platform. She has only published one song, a duet with Elton John, in which both cover an old song by the English artist. Meanwhile, she has shared almost 500 publications on her profile —to which must be added those that she has deleted— and an undetermined number of Stories (photos and videos that last 24 hours on the profile).
The interpreter of Toxic has not only used her Instagram to denounce the treatment she received from her family, she has also given good news to her followers: she announced her third pregnancy and subsequent abortion, in May; and in June she married her with the Iranian model Sam Asghari. She has also had time to criticize former colleagues like Justin Timberlake – who was also her ex-partner – of her, whom she accused of using her to gain “fame and attention”. Another of her regrets was having to go on stage with thin dancers, something that made her feel self-conscious; a complaint that served to criticize the body of the singer Christina Aguilera.
It is not the first time that the artist has deleted her account; she already did after announcing her collaboration with Elton John, but she went back to the days. It remains to be seen if the same thing will happen this time or if, on the contrary, it is a final decision.