Britney Spears uploaded a 22-minute voice memo to her official YouTube channel on Sunday, August 28th, detailing new allegations about her conservatorship under her father Jamie Spears. The audio-only clip, which originally appeared unlisted on YouTube before being set to private, was shared on her Twitter account through a since-deleted tweet. Throughout the recording, Spears explained how the whole experience made her feel like “my family threw me away.”

    At the beginning of the voice note, Spears explained she has had “tons of opportunities” like an interview with Oprah to share her full story, but eventually turned them all down. The singer added that she has “always been scared of the judgment and definitely the embarrassment” of what others would think, but now wanted to “open myself to others and try to shed a light on if anyone out there has ever gone through hardships.”

    The 40-year-old artist said the conservatorship started when she was 25. “I honestly still to this day I don’t know what really I did, but [due to] the punishment of my father I wasn’t able to see anyone,” Spears said. “You have to imagine none of it made sense to me. I literally spoke in a British accent to a doctor to prescribe my medication and three days later, there was a SWAT team in my home [with] three helicopters… Literally the extent of my ‘madness’ was playing chase with paparazzi, which is still to this day one of the most fun things I ever did about being famous.”


    Spears continued by saying she now believes the conservatorship was “premeditated” with the influence of someone outside of the family. “A woman introduced the idea to my dad and my mom actually helped him follow through and made it all happen,” she said. “It was all basically set up. There was no drugs in my system, no alcohol, nothing. It was pure abuse. And I haven’t even really shared half of it.”