Britney Spears alleges that her father, Jamie Spears, viewed her primarily as a source of “cash flow.”
In her forthcoming memoir, “The Woman in Me,” the 41-year-old pop sensation discloses that while under conservatorship since 2008 due to personal challenges, she was considered “too sick to choose my own boyfriend and yet somehow healthy enough to appear on sitcoms and morning shows, and to perform for thousands of people in a different part of the world every week.”
“From that point on, I began to think that he saw me as put on the earth for no other reason than to help their cash flow,” Britney writes about her father’s control when the conservatorship was initiated. She asserts that he said to her, “I’m Britney Spears now.”
Britney, who also mentions that Jamie frequently criticized her body, states that within the conservatorship, she “went from partying a lot to being a total monk.“
“Security guards handed me prepackaged envelopes of meds and watched me take them. They put parental controls on my iPhone. Everything was scrutinized and controlled. Everything,” notes the singer of “Hold Me Closer.”
“The Woman in Me” is set to be released nearly two years following Britney’s emancipation from the court-ordered conservatorship, which had been enforced for 13 years. The conservatorship was brought to an end in November 2021, following Britney’s impassioned public testimony in June 2021.
As per a statement from Gallery Books, Britney’s memoir will unveil, “for the first time her incredible journey (and) strength at the core of one of the greatest performers in pop music history” and “illuminates the enduring power of music and love — and the importance of a woman telling her own story, on her own terms.”
In an exclusive email interview with PEOPLE, the artist known for “Lucky” shared her thoughts on her life after the conservatorship.
“Learning this new freedom, I’ll admit, is challenging at times,” she acknowledged.
The pop sensation also emphasized the significance of having the opportunity to recount her story on her own conditions.
“Over the past 15 years or even at the start of my career, I sat back while people spoke about me and told my story for me. After getting out of my conservatorship, I was finally free to tell my story without consequences from the people in charge of my life,” she conveyed to PEOPLE.
Britney is set to unveil her highly anticipated memoir on October 24th, published by Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster.