Singer Britney Spears says she was forced to do '70 hours of therapy per week' at her own expense


Britney Spears was released from the legal arrangement on Nov 12 after spending almost 14 years with others running her life. Photo: AP

Britney Spears is getting creative on her Instagram feed, posting a trippy skit on Dec 2 that reveals some of the frustrations she faced while under conservatorship.

The Lucky singer was released from the legal arrangement on Nov 12 after spending almost 14 years with others running her life.

In her caption on the social media site, she slams the therapy she’s had to do “against (her) will,” saying it went on “10 hours a day, 7 days a week ... no lie” at her own expense. Then she says, “It would only be fair for me to dedicate my life to skits to the wonderful therapist!!!!”

The accompanying video skit sees the singer riffing on what therapy sessions were like from her point of view. Wearing a hot pink crop top and dark skinny jeans, she plays the therapist – a person, or persons, she clearly didn’t respect much.

“Hi. So as your therapist today, I’m here to just ask you a few questions. Not here to trouble you. I just want you to be completely relaxed. You just relax. I do the work,” Spears says, gesturing pointedly with her hands.

“I’m here to help you,” she says as the video cuts to a closer view. “Key number one. So relax. Totally relax. Lay down. Do what you have to do. Just a couple of questions. Don’t worry about it. Everything’s gonna be fine.

“Um, but the psychosis of what’s going on in your head kinda goes into mine too, so we need to just clear these blockages, you know what I mean? Do the clear way, you know?” Spears says, flashing fake smiles as her hand movements get bigger and more demonstrative, clearing the space in front of her.

“So I can read you well, you can read me well – so I can do my work. That’s what it’s about. I need to do my work for you. To help you. Succeed.

“Yes, I’m feeling fine,” she says in a flat voice as the video cuts to Spears lying stiffly on the couch in a different, drab outfit. “I had a great year. I’m having great days.”

But the “therapist” replies: “I think we need to figure some things out. Are you breathing well? Are you eating well? Are you OK daily, and what time do you go to sleep at night? ‘Cause I’m here to help you. OK? That’s key number one. I’m here to help you.”

Spears explains in her caption that what comes next – a burst of unprintable, high-volume profanity, with a belch thrown in for good measure – “is me celebrating ... it’s clearly OVER because my medication is working ‘Murica !!!”

It’s unclear when or where the fuelled-by-frustration skit was recorded, as Spears and fiance Sam Asghari flew out of town on a private jet on Dec 1 to an undisclosed beach location, where they were celebrating the singer’s birthday.

Spears turned 40 on Dec 2. – Los Angeles Times/Tribune News Service

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