Britney Spears has now claimed her decision not to release any new music after the end of her conservatorship is a way of saying 'f*ck you'.
She made the admission yesterday in an Instagram post about the countless new songs she was denied the rights to produce and play.
The pop singer's conservatorship allowed her father Jamie Spears and several other people to control her finances and personal life for 13 years.
Britney said: "I wanted to be nice but what they did to my heart was unforgivable.
"I asked for 13 years to perform new songs and remixes of my old songs...and every time I was told no.
"It was a set up to make me fail."
She said she realised it must seem odd to most people that she no longer makes any music, despite the end of the controlling conservatorship.
"People have no idea the awful things that were done to me personally," she said.
"And what I've been through I am scared of people and the business.
"They really hurt me.
"Not doing my music anymore is a way of saying 'F*** You' in a sense when it actually benefits my family by ignoring my real work."
Britney's Instagram post has appeared only a short time after her father's lawyers requested she continue to pay his legal fees.
Jamie's control over the Oops I Did It Again! singer's life started in 2008 under a court order and ended in November this year.
His lawyers claimed his actions were in good faith.
They said he had wanted to step up to protect his daughter from 'opportunistic and wholly self-interested parties'.
Many of Britney's fans would disagree. In fact, her lawyer told The Independent that the recent claim for payment of her father's legal fees was shameful.
Mathew Rosengart said: "Mr Spears reaped many millions of dollars from Britney as a conservator, while paying his lawyers millions more, all from Britney's work and hard-earned money."
Netflix released a documentary, Britney Vs Spears, in September directed by Erin Lee Carr depicting the history of Britney's conservatorship.
Words: Charlie Metcalfe
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