Britney Spears’ Boyfriend Calls Her Father A ‘Total Dick’
The Free Britney movement has been a real social media movement for a few years and The New York Times and Hulu have examined the phenomenon in a new documentary ‘Framing Britney Spears.’ Britney, the Louisiana small-town girl, who has been an international pop icon since the ‘90s, is still struggling to escape the conservatorship led by her father, Jamie Spears.
Watching the movie, you realize she was obviously thrown into the business system at a very young age, and it is the usual tale of a talented young girl, with a lot of sparks, who rapidly gets eaten alive by the Hollywood machine. But she wanted to make it, with the support of her mother Lynn, while her father was very much absent from the picture. From young Britney performing in malls to her first MTV videos, her meteoritic ascension made her famous too fast and too young. As her celebrity status grows, she is then described as creative and in control of her dance moves and career until everything derails.
Her first very public love and break up with Justin Timberlake is excessively exposed in the press, her videos are judged too sexy and she is soon painted as the schoolgirl slut, who broke Timberlake’s heart. Let’s just say that Timberlake doesn’t look very good in that part. Her love life is dissected by the press, everything accelerates, her marriage with Kevin Federline, her kids, her divorce, and she is immediately perceived as an unfit mother. Her life becomes a continuous paparazzi chase when her photos are sold for $1M each. Britney gets no peace, she is obviously suffering during these tearful and excruciating interviews, and after her meltdown, her rebellion against the constant paparazzi pursuit with her shaved head, her life is definitively swallowed by tabloid culture.
Enters shady character Sam Lutfi, who appears from nowhere to serve as her advisor/manager, and after a custody battle and more drama, she is seen as mentally unstable. Her father Jamie Spears files for temporary conservatorship, which gives him special power to make every single decision for her. And just like that, her father takes over her life while a restraining order is filed against Lutfi – who also probably drugged her and contributed to her breakdown. Under conservatorship, she is not even able to choose her lawyer, and since 2008, her father has been absolutely controlling everything in her life.
Meanwhile, she has been very busy with recording albums and touring – including a successful residency in Las Vegas. She has been a money machine but still cannot make any decision by herself. Her Instagram page is the ‘happiest place on the internet’ with spontaneous dance videos, pretty photos of smiling Britney with flowers, but her fans have started to see hidden messages in her posts that paint another picture.
In 2018, after a failed announcement of a new Las Vegas residency, ‘Britney: Domination,’ she leaves without saying a word, and the #whereisBritney hashtag appears on social media. She checks herself into a mental health facility, but when an anonymous voice mail reveals that her father allegedly canceled her show when he found out she was refusing to take her medications, the #FreeBritney movement is born.
If some changes have been made in the conservatorship, Jamie Spears remains in control of her finance despite Britney’s efforts to set her free. However, the entire story stays mysterious as nobody in the family has really addressed the issue.
This partially changed a few days ago when her current boyfriend, Sam Asghari, posted the following on his Instagram story: ‘Now it’s important for people to understand that I have zero respect for someone trying to control our relationship and constantly throwing obstacles our way. In my opinion, Jamie is a total dick. I won’t be going into details because I’ve always respected our privacy but at the same time, I didn’t come to this country to not be able to express my opinion and freedom.’
Asghari clearly calls Jamie Spears a ‘total dick’ and accuses him to meddle in his relationship with Britney, who is now 39! If the release of the documentary probably triggered this reaction, this is a sort of victory for fans who cannot be happier. Jamie Spears called them ‘conspiracy theorists’ but this validation from Britney Spears’ boyfriend confirms there is a real problem. Is Britney aware of his post? She was reportedly emotional after watching the documentary about her life, but hopeful that ‘there is light at the end of a very long, dark tunnel.’ Meanwhile, Page Six is claiming that she is working on her own documentary about her life with a top female filmmaker. Good for her, Britney may set herself free after all.