Los Angeles, US, Mar 30 (efe-epa).- Pop star Britney Spears said Tuesday that she “cried for two weeks” after watching parts of the recent documentary produced by the New York Times about her career and the legal guardianship that has controlled her life since 2008.
In an unusual post for the singer, who for years has not discussed her private life or given interviews, Spears spoke of watching some, although not all, of “Framing Britney Spears” and said that she has always felt judged and insulted by the media.
“I didn’t watch the documentary but from what I did see of it I was embarrassed by the light they put me in … I cried for two weeks and well …. I still cry sometimes,” she wrote in an Instagram post.
Her statement accompanies a video in which she appears dancing to Aerosmith’s song “Crazy.”
“I have been exposed my whole life performing in front of people,” Spears said.
“It takes a lot of strength to TRUST the universe with your real vulnerability cause I’ve always been so judged… insulted… and embarrassed by the media… and I still am till this day,” she added.
The singer concluded her message by stating that she doesn’t want to be “perfect” because “perfect is boring.”
The documentary released in February provided a disturbing insight into Spears’ fame and the constant public scrutiny she was subjected to from a young age, facing questions about her breasts, virginity and how she dressed.
Numerous artists and personalities, including her ex-boyfriend Justin Timberlake, spoke out about some of the scenes from her life that the film explores.
“I am deeply sorry for the times in my life where my actions contributed to the problem, where I spoke out of turn, or I did not speak up for what was right. I understand that I fell short in these moments and in many others and benefited from a system that condones misogyny,” he said.
When Timberlake and Spears broke up in 2002, he bragged in interviews of having slept with her, while the artist was singled out and demeaned.
Since 2008, Spears’ father has been the 39-year-old singer’s legal guardian and has power over almost all decisions in her life, a measure that is currently being reviewed in court. EFE-EPA