Watch: Britney Spears shares tell-all video of 22 minutes, now deleted
Today, Britney Spears uploaded a lengthy audio recording to YouTube in which she discusses the physical and emotional abuse she suffered at the hands of her father while he was her conservator. She also explained why she turned down Oprah Winfrey’s company’s offer of payment for a tell-all interview in the now-deleted audio.
She stated, “I get nothing out of sharing all of this, I have offers to do interviews with Oprah and so many people [for] lots and lots of money, but it’s insane. I don’t want any of it. For me, it’s beyond a sit-down proper interview.”
She went on to discuss what occurred under the conservatorship.”They literally killed me. They threw me away,” Spears said. “I felt like my family threw me away. I was performing for thousands of people at night in Vegas, the rush of being a performer, the laughter, the respect … I was a machine. I was a f-king machine, not even human almost. It was insane.”
“I was talking to a guy, and he wanted to just leave the country with me. We had it all set up to leave, and it was a secret relationship,” she said.
“My biggest fear was ‘What would my dad do if I did do something wrong? What if they found me? What would they do?’ … And she looked at me and said, ‘Are you kidding me, Britney? Your dad would never do that to you.'”
She explained why she was confined to a psychiatric institution. “They put me in an ignorant state of mind to make me feel like I needed them, If you don’t do what we say, we’re going to show you who’s boss.”
“I was, like, ‘Why are you guys doing this? Now you don’t have to go, but if you don’t go, we’re going to go to trial and you’re going to lose. I have way more people on my side than you [do]. You don’t even have a lawyer, so don’t even think about it.”