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Britney Spears: ‘Each person has their take on other people’s stories’

The singer has spoken out for the first time since a shocking documentary about her conservatorship premiered

Following the premiere of a shocking documentary about her ongoing conservatorship, Britney Spears has reminded people that “no matter what we think we know about a person’s life, it is nothing compared to the actual person living behind the lens”.

The singer has spoken out for the first time since the film, titled Framing Britney Spears, was released on Friday (February 5). Alongside a clip of herself performing her hit 2003 track “Toxic”, Britney said on Twitter: “Can’t believe this performance of ‘Toxic’ is from three years ago!!! I’ll always love being on stage… but I am taking the time to learn and be a normal person… I love simply enjoying the basics of everyday life!!!!”

In a separate tweet, she continued: “Each person has their story and their take on other people’s stories!!!! We all have so many different bright, beautiful lives!!!”

The pop icon’s boyfriend, Sam Asghari, has also addressed the documentary in a new interview with People. “I have always wanted nothing but the best for my better half,” he told the publication, “and will continue to support her following her dreams and creating the future she wants and deserves.”

He continued: “I am thankful for all the love and support she is receiving from her fans all over the world, and I am looking forward to a normal, amazing future together.”

Framing Britney Spears, a New York Times documentary, centres on Britney’s conservatorship battle and the resulting #FreeBritney movement, which was started by fans in an attempt to help her regain her independence.

Britney’s father, Jamie Spears, has controlled his daughter’s career and finances since 2008, after she was admitted to psychiatric hospital for five days. Though it was meant to end in 2009, it’s still ongoing today. Britney’s former estate manager has said she could be under conservatorship “for the rest of her life”, though the singer has declared she won’t perform again until her father is removed as her conservator.

A number of celebrities have expressed their support for the pop star since Framing Britney Spears premiered. Miley Cyrus gave Britney a shout-out during her Super Bowl performance, while Paramore’s Hayley Williams said: “No artist today would have to endure the literal torture that media/society/utter misogynists inflicted upon (Britney).”

Watch the trailer for Framing Britney Spears below.