Britney Spears speaks after making court appearance: 'I apologize for pretending like I've been OK'

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Britney Spears arrives for the premiere of Sony Pictures' "Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood" at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California on July 22, 2019
Britney Spears in 2019. Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic
  • Britney Spears is opening up even more on Instagram about why she delivered a powerful speech in court.

  • "I don't want people to think my life is perfect because IT'S DEFINITELY NOT AT ALL," she wrote.

  • Spears is contesting her "abusive" conservatorship, established by her father, which controls her estate.

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Britney Spears is sending yet another message to fans after making an emotional court appearance on Wednesday in which she asked for her 13-year conservatorship to end.

"I just want to tell you guys a little secret," the singer began in a post that showed a little girl holding a teddy bear. "I believe as people we all want the fairy tale life and by the way I've posted … my life seems to look and be pretty amazing … I think that's what we all strive for."

Still, Spears said that she spoke out against her conservatorship, established in 2008 by her father after a number of public mental health breakdowns, "because I don't want people to think my life is perfect because IT'S DEFINITELY NOT AT ALL."

"I apologize for pretending like I've been ok the past two years," Spears continued. "I did it because of my pride and I was embarrassed to share what happened to me ... Believe it or not pretending that I'm OK has actually helped."

Spears' father Jamie gained control of the singer's million-dollar estate and her personal life after her conservatorship was approved in a Los Angeles court.

As of today, Jamie is a co-conservator alongside a third-party financial company, Bessemer Trust, that was selected by Spears and her legal team. Jamie Lynn, Spears' younger sister, is also a trustee.

On Wednesday, Spears made bombshell accusations against her conservatorship and her family, comparing her life to "sex trafficking" in court. The singer added that she was forced to work against her will and her possessions were taken away.

"The control [Jamie] had over someone as powerful as me - he loved the control to hurt his own daughter, 100,000%," Spears said Wednesday about her father.

Another shocking accusation that Spears opened up about in court on Wednesday was that her conservatorship wouldn't let her remove an IUD, or a form of birth control, although the mother of two had repeatedly said she wanted to have more children.

Britney Spears and her father Jamie
Britney Spears has long been fighting for freedom from her conservatorship and has claimed abuse by her father, Jamie. Associated Press

On Wednesday, Jamie's lawyer Vivian Lee Thoreen, read a statement after Spears' claims were read in court, according to Vulture.

"He is sorry to see his daughter in so much pain. Mr. Spears loves his daughter and misses her very much," Thoreen read.

Throughout her conservatorship, however, Spears continued to perform, releasing a number of albums, establishing a Las Vegas residency and releasing perfume lines.

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