Britney Spears You have to admit that you haven’t heard her real voice in “a very long time”.
That’s why she chose to go back to the beginning with a powerful new show of her first single “…Baby One More Time,” which she released as a capella in an Instagram post on Friday.
“I haven’t shared my voice in a very long time…maybe for a very long time,” she captioned two videos of herself singing an abstract version of the track from her debut album, which became a worldwide sensation and launched her career when he was just 16 years old.
Besides raw vocals, this version has one major difference: a clear mod for the relentlessly catchy chorus.
“Give me a fucking sign,” Spears sings in the clip. “Hit me darling again.”
In the commentary, Spears explained that she had planned to release a remix of the song for the past 14 years, but had received no support from her team, while living under her tutelage, which put severe limits on her professional and personal freedoms.
She explained before targeting her sister, Jamie Lynn Spears, that the team “said no” to her co-performance of the pop star’s songs at the Radio Disney Music Awards in 2017, which led to her being frequently turned down.
“They screwed it up for me, embarrassed me and made me feel like I was absolutely nothing,” she wrote. “I’m sharing this because I recognize my love and passion for singing… and my family has made me a laughingstock… I won’t be a victim.”
It was Spears’ guardianship finished by a judge In November 2021.
In the months that followed, her family was highly critical of her role in the legal arrangement, saying that she had been subjected to financial abuse and emotional abuse under the supervision of her father, Jamie Spears, since 2008.
singer last week scored a big victory In her legal battle with her father as part of an ongoing investigation into his role as guardian of her estate.
A judge ruled Thursday that he must sit down for testimony to address a slew of disturbing allegations, including the allegation that he placed his daughter under constant surveillance by wiretapping her bedroom, which he did. to reject.
“It was a very good day for justice in general,” Spears’ attorney, Matthew Rosengart, told reporters after the hearing. per person. “The day of reckoning has come for Mr. Spears, at least at this point, in that the court orders him to appear before his testimony.”
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