Britney Spears has been in the news for a long time now; finally, after settlings all matters and getting done with her legal battles, the “Gimme More” star has deactivated her Instagram account. And it makes sense, rightfully so, because she needs a break from all the media attention and emotional stress.
Lately, she posted, “People need to hear this before it’s TOO LATE !!!!” the singer wrote. “I’ve waited 13 years and counting for my freedom !!!!!” She also thanked the #FreeBritney movement, saying, “you guys fucking kick ass.”
— SL04N (@ursobye) September 14, 2021
A representative for Instagram’s parent company, Facebook, said the platform did not remove Spears’ account,
“There are a number of reasons why a post or account may no longer be accessible from its prior URL, including, for example, if the person deleted their account,” they added.
Instagram was the main platform from which Britney addressed her fans; as the pop star dealt with her 13-year long abusive conservatorship, the go-to place for updates for fans was Instagram. Spears has posted more frequently about the court-mandated arrangement and voiced support for the #FreeBritney movement. Fans are desperately waiting to hear from her, read her enigmatic messages, watch videos of her dancing to get details on how she’s doing.
And of course, it was Instagram where she announced her engagement to fitness expert Sam Asghari on Sunday, Sept. 12.
Fans who depended on her Instagram to get the latest from Britney have lost the platform in the blink of an eye. This move also is creating speculation as to whether doing so is a sign of her good or bad mental health.
Britney does have accounts on Facebook and Twitter, but she rarely posts anything on them; they are quite dormant. Upon knowing about the concerns of the fans, the pop star Tweeted about the matter stating,
“Don’t worry, folks … just taking a little break from social media to celebrate my engagement !!!!” Then, adding a winking face and teasing, “I’ll be back soon.”
Don’t worry folks … just taking a little break from social media to celebrate my engagement 💍😉 !!!! I’ll be back soon 💋🌹✨
— Britney Spears (@britneyspears) September 14, 2021
A source from E! News said,
“Nothing should be read into her choice to get off of Instagram. It was her decision to deactivate her Instagram account. She is just taking a break from it because she’s in a great place legally and personally and is focusing on other things for the time being, which is a great thing.”
Further adding that,
“Britney is in a very happy place both legally and personally, given her father’s imminent departure and personally, given events of last weekend.”
Britney was finally relieved on September 7th when her father, who was also the conservator of her estate, submitted a petition to terminate her conservatorship. The matter will be discussed later this month in court.
The petition document read,
“As Mr. Spears has said, again and again, all he wants is what is best for his daughter. If Ms. Spears wants to terminate the conservatorship and believes that she can handle her own life, Mr. Spears believes that she should get that chance.”
Another source that is closer to Jamie revealed that,
“He has had to deal with a lot of stress and pressure, and he wants to be done with it. Jamie feels by moving to end it, he is forcing their hand to make an evaluation happen sooner rather than later.”
Britney’s lawyer saw this petition as a great legal victory as well as vindication for her. Another good news came to Britney the following week when Sam proposed to her at her house with a ring engraved with the word “Lioness.” It was a four-carat diamond ring! Another source tells that Sam had been eagerly waiting to propose to Britney but was waiting for the right time. The source claimed,
“Sam knew this was finally the right time. They are so happy to be able to share this new chapter together… They have been talking about getting engaged for a while now and Sam totally threw her off today at her house. She was so taken back, she screamed.”
Britney’s close friend, Octavia Spencer, advised her on Instagram in a comment to make Sam sign a prenup. Sam responded to the matter on his page soon after Spencer’s comment, writing,
“Thank you, everyone is concerned about the prenup! Of course, we’re getting iron-clad prenup to protect my jeep and shoe collection in case she dumps me one day.”