Britney Spears to Spill All of the Beans in $15M Tell-All Book Deal
It’s been a spectacular year in the world of Britney Spears. 2021 started out in a dark place with Spears,
It’s been a spectacular year in the world of Britney Spears. 2021 started out in a dark place with Spears, 40 years old and a pop superstar, stuck in the living nightmare of a mental health conservatorship controlled by father Jamie Spears to the degree that she couldn’t make a single basic life decision without his approval.
Last Summer, however, Spears used her voice to speak up and demand a change. After 13 years, she said, it was time for her to be free again – her mental health crises past and her future bleak without any ability to self-determine. Ultimately, the courts agreed, and Spears was set free. Over time, the public has become more and more aware of the distressing and sometimes horrifying details of what it meant to be a multi-millionaire superstar with exactly zero freedoms. And now, the public will know more – much more – as Spears lands a $15 million memoir deal.
Time to Tell it All – The Bad, The Worse, and the Ugly
Britney Spears, author. That’s a new title the pop queen will be able to don after the release of her memoir, a $15 million tell-all deal. Spears is known as one of the most beloved pop superstars of all time, but her story doesn’t just stop at fame. Because of the turmoil she’s endured since a very public mental health break in 2008, Spears’ life story is spellbinding.
Every day, fans can watch Spears reclaiming her freedom and calling out those she says abused her – with no holds barred. However, soon she won’t be limited to character spaces and the attention span of internet click-throughs. Now, Spears has an entire novel dedicated to blasting those who wronged her, including her father and sister Jamie Lynn Spears – and they’d better hang on tight, because she seems inclined to do exactly that.
AV Club writes per MSN, “The book will most likely touch on her experience under the conservatorship as well as her journey to end it, which resulted in the #FreeBritney movement.
Last month, Jamie Lynn released her own memoir titled Things I Should Have Said much to the chagrin of Spears, who took to Instagram to write in the now-deleted post: ‘Congrats best seller…..The nerve of you to sell a book now and talk s—t but your f—king lying…..I wish you would take a lie detector test so all these masses of people see you’re lying through your teeth about me !!!! I wish the almighty, Lord would could come down and show this whole world that you’re lying and making money off of me !!!! You are scum, Jamie Lynn.’”
Now, the tables have turned and it’s Jamie Lynn who will be on the defensive.
Spears’ Rollercoaster of a Decade
But what is it all about? If you’ve been under a rock and somehow have missed the drama that Spears’ life has become, here’s a quick CliffsNotes version of the past 14 years:
- In 2008, Spears had a very public mental breakdown. Millennials, Gen X, and basically everyone but Gen Z might remember the infamous head-shaving incident and her public displays of rage. They were symptoms of a far deeper mental break, likely the result of the highly pressured and grueling pace Spears was forced to keep ever since she was a child in the Mickey Mouse Club.
- In response to that breakdown, a judge ordered Spears into a Conservatorship, under the guidance of her father. Conservatorships are relatively rare in the United States and often deal with those who are mentally incapable of making their own decisions. The conservator is responsible for allocating resources and approving decisions to make sure that the person doesn’t put themselves into precarious or dangerous positions. Most conservatorships are short-lived, just long enough for someone to receive treatment and be released on their own recognizance.
- With Spears, the captivity dragged on. As year after year passed, Spears continued to perform breathtakingly fast-paced schedules including a high-demand Las Vegas residency, appearing on television shows and touring the world.
- A #FreeBritney movement arose among fans who started to suspect something was very wrong and their beloved superstar was calling for help. The movement was mocked and treated as an overzealous fandom – but they were right.
- In Mid-2021, the world finally heard Spears speak for herself without her father’s filter. And what she revealed was shocking. Spears wasn’t allowed to spend her own millions, even for so much as a basic choice of cabinet paint colors. Spears claims she was implanted with a pregnancy prevention device against her will, and that her father set her work schedule and gave her little choice about how to spend her time.
- In November of 2021, a judge finally dissolved the conservatorship after a bitter back-and-forth during which Jamie Spears was accused of exploiting his daughter for her millions and abusing her by using the conservatorship’s power inappropriately.
Since then, Spears has been outspoken in her criticism of family members who stood by and watched her suffer without affecting change. And that criticism has been doubly harsh for her father and sister who she believes put her through the nightmare for their own gain.
What is the Future Like for Britney Spears – Memoir Author?
It’s hard to say where Spears will go from here, but there are a few hints in her social media posts. Spears has since gotten engaged to boyfriend Sam Asghari and has talked about having children with him since so many years with her other children were taken from her.
$15M is good walking-around money for the pop star as she navigates freedom for the first time in nearly a decade and a half, and she has a world of options in front of her. Spears is always welcome back in Vegas for a residency, a number of reality TV shows would give their left arm for her as a host, and the world is itching for a Britney-is-free tour. So which will Spears choose?
For now, she’s choosing peace. Vacationing with her fiancé and calling out her abusers, perhaps planning for a pregnancy, now a book – and that’s enough for now.