Freedom for Britney Spears has finally arrived — and it's about damn time!
Yesterday, the court terminated Britney's conservatorship — which has ceded personal and financial control of the superstar's life to her father and his team for 13 years — effective immediately.
While the 39-year-old had always been fighting against the conservatorship behind closed doors, it was her court appearance in the summer — where she described the abuse she faced — that bolstered an already-simmering #FreeBritney fan movement.
In celebration of the good news, Britney took to Instagram to show love for her fans. "I think I’m gonna cry the rest of the day!!!! Best day ever...praise the Lord. Can I get an Amen? 🙏🏼☀️🙌🏼#FreedBritney," she wrote.
Fans were joined by celebs who were also overjoyed by the news (well, to clarify, I think we can say the celebs are also fans, because, I mean, it's Britney). Paris Hilton commented on the video above with a simple "Yasssss 🥳🥳🥳🥳😍."
Lady Gaga wrote on Twitter, "I have loved @britneyspears her whole career. I looked up to her, admired her strength—she empowered so many people and still does. I couldn’t be more happy for you today. You never deserved what happened, Thank God 4 today, you’re a superstar and a super-human being."
I have loved @britneyspears her whole career. I looked up to her, admired her strength—she empowered so many people and still does. I couldn’t be more happy for you today. You never deserved what happened, Thank God 4 today❤️ you’re a superstar and a super-human being ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Meanwhile, Missy Elliott wrote that she hopes "blessings continue to flow for you! And nothing but Happiness Love & Peace of mind from here on out," accompanied by prayer hand emojis and a purple heart.
@britneyspears @AbbyShalawylo May Blessings continue to flow for you! And nothing but Happiness Love & Peace of mind from here on out🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾💜
Gabrielle Union offered a most-succinct and to-the-point "Amen!!!"
From one icon to another — Dionne Warwick tweeted, "I will see you all at @DOCNYCfest tonight. However, today is also a day to celebrate the liberation of Britney Spears."
🎉 I will see you all at @DOCNYCfest tonight. However, today is also a day to celebrate the liberation of Britney Spears. 🎉
Cher rang in the news with a flurry of emojis:
WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOA🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂SHES FREEE,FREE,FREE💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE‼️FREE AS A🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊.🍦🍦🍦🍦🍦🍦🍦🍦🍦🍦
Cyndi Lauper gave her concise congrats.
Mark Hamill (who is, of course, a Britney stan) tweeted a photo of the star's iconic-doesn't-even-begin-to-cover-it 2001 VMA's performance and his celebration of the news.
The Good Place alum Jameela Jamil tweeted her support of the Grammy winner, adding that fans must now "protect Britney" from additional media scrutiny and invasion of privacy.
OH MY GOD!!! oh my god. You guys freed Britney!!!! 💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💥But NOW we have to protect her from the paparazzi and tabloid media who are determined to drive her back into this same mess, by harassing and stalking her. We have to now PROTECT BRITNEY. https://t.co/Rifd2prnir
Iggy Azalea wrote that the good news "makes me smile."
I don’t think there’s a person alive on this planet happier than Britney Spears today & the thought of that really makes me smile.
Olympian Adam Rippon tweeted Britney's name in all caps, along with sobbing and red heart emojis.
Mia Farrow tweeted, "So happy for Britney Spears! #freedom."
So happy for Britney Spears! #freedom
Andy Cohen wrote simply, "Britney: FREE!"
Comedian Franchesca Ramsey called the news a "day for the history books." She continued on Twitter, "So happy for you & can’t wait for the next chapter of your amazing journey. Whatever’s next, know we’re all cheering for you💕✨🎉."
@britneyspears @AbbyShalawylo A day for the history books!! So happy for you & can’t wait for the next chapter of your amazing journey. Whatever’s next, know we’re all cheering for you 💕✨🎉
Selling Sunset's Chrishell Stause congratulated the icon with a gif from her Circus era. "Birdcage no more," Chrishell wrote. "FLY QUEEN."
@britneyspears @Larakate @AbbyShalawylo Birdcage no more. FLY QUEEN 👑👏🙌
RuPaul's Drag Race star Tatianna offered her congratulations, writing, "I’m sooo happy for you!" alongside clapping hand emojis.
Congratulations @britneyspears 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 I’m sooo happy for you! https://t.co/cpLiucbUAX
Olly Alexander (aka Years & Years) called it the "best day ever," alongside purple heart, rose, and red heart emojis. He added, "We love you so much Britney !!"
best day ever 💜💜💜🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ we love you so much britney !! https://t.co/g4eNWNth8l