Britney Spears hints she’s not giving up on her ‘dreams’ after losing bid to regain control from her father

Patrick Kelleher
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Britney Spears has hinted that she is not giving up on her dream of being freed from her 12-year long conservatorship just yet.

Under the terms of the arrangement, Britney’s career, finances and personal affairs are managed by her father, Jamie Spears.

The singer had asked that Jamie be removed from his role in her conservatorship, which was first put in place following her public mental health crisis in 2007.

But her request was rejected during a court appearance on Tuesday (November 10), with judge Brenda Penny saying she would consider future requests for his suspension or removal.

Following the decision, Britney shared a picture on Instagram of children jumping over a skipping rope, and captioned it: “Keep JUMPING towards your dreams.”

Britney fans assumed the post was a veiled reference to her battle for autonomy, with many rushing to share their love for the star while others urged her to keep fighting for freedom.

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Keep JUMPING towards your dreams ⭐️💋✨!!!

A post shared by Britney Spears (@britneyspears) on Nov 10, 2020 at 5:07pm PST

Fans of Britney Spears have been calling for years for the singer to be freed from her 12-year long conservatorship.

Fans have been calling for years for Britney Spears to be freed from her conservatorship, which was put in place as a temporary measure but has hung over the singer’s life for more than a decade.

Calls to “Free Britney” reached a fever pitch this year as the “Toxic” singer’s complicated legal arrangement made headlines amid a bitter court battle.

Her attorney Samuel Ingham has told the courts that Britney has as much agency as a “coma patient” under the arrangement and that she is “trying to regain some measure of personal autonomy”.

Ingham told the court on Tuesday that she is “afraid” of her father and that she will not perform again until her father is no longer in charge of her career.

He described Britney as a “high-functioning conservatee” and said she should be notified when her father is making decision surrounding her affairs.

While judge Brenda Penny declined to suspend Jamie from his role, she did agree to appoint corporate fiduciary company, the Bessemer Trust, to serve as co-conservator alongside Britney’s father.

Most of those who attended the court hearing did so by phone or video conference in line with coronavirus restrictions, while Britney did not attend in any capacity. Both of the pop star’s parents attended the court appearance remotely.