Fans were understandably shaken after hearing Britney Spears's testimony yesterday when she spoke at her conservatorship hearing in Los Angeles. While she was sharing her wishes to terminate her conservatorship, sources close to the superstar told People that she was nervous and anxious speaking in front of a judge, but was also grateful for the opportunity to have her story enter the public record.
"Britney was very nervous about speaking in front of the judge," the source said. "She was also very grateful that she was allowed. This is her life and she wants big changes."
During her testimony, Spears was repeatedly told by the judge to slow down so that the court recorder could catch every detail. Spears did warn everyone, starting her statement with, "I have a lot to say, so bear with me."
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Multiple times, Spears said, "I want my life back," and stressed that she wanted to end her conservatorship without a psychological evaluation. In one of the most shocking revelations, she mentioned that she had no idea that she could fight the arrangements of her conservatorship.
"I want changes going forward. I deserve changes. I was told I have to sit down and be evaluated, again, if I want to end the conservatorship," she said. "Ma'am, I didn't know I could [contest] the conservatorship. I'm sorry for my ignorance, but I honestly didn't know that. But honestly, I don't think I owe anyone to be evaluated."
On Wednesday, the judge informed Spears that her legal team still needs to submit a formal motion to end the conservatorship.