Yesterday, pop idol Britney Spears posted a video on her Instagram answering questions fans have asked, with one in particular finally being answered.
Singer and songwriter Britney Spears has never been a stranger to the public eye, especially since her documentary Framing Britney Spears aired on Feb. 5. However, with all she’s been through over the last year, fans have wondered whether or not the singer is okay – especially when she posted things on social media that fans found cryptic and concerning. There was hardly a video or image posted on which several fans didn’t comment some variation of, “Britney, are you okay?”
Spears confirmed on her Instagram that she is, indeed, okay! The singer posted a video on Apr. 16 to answer multiple questions that her fans had for her on social media.
After confirming that she’s doing fine, she went on to say, “I’m extremely happy! I have a beautiful home, beautiful children… I’m taking a break right now because I’m enjoying myself.”
Earlier this month, the singer’s former makeup artist, Billy Brasfield, accused her of not writing her own Instagram captions. After this, Spears confirmed with TMZ that she does indeed write them. When asked whether or not she still speaks with Brasfield, she stated, “No, I’m not talking to him at all. I write my posts. I’m not sure who he is talking to, but I am not talking to Billy B.”
Although the majority of her fans believe her, some on Twitter still didn’t seem convinced it was an honest answer. However, they are still glad that she responded at all.
Britney Spears answered the question “are you okay?” on her Instagram yesterday and I’m just still thinking we should mobilize the national guard to free her because the answer was not sufficient
— drip (@ripkutherford) April 17, 2021
For the first time ever, Britney Spears answered “are u okay?” question on instagram video today.
And she said she is ok and happy. Oh my queen.. 🥲 pic.twitter.com/mTAqqUlNoW
— Encik BG✨ (@EncikBG) April 17, 2021
The recently released documentary Framing Britney Spears went in-depth into Spears’s personal life. It included discussions of her childhood, family and romantic relationships, and her famous 2007 breakdown, in which she shaved her head, got a tattoo, and hit a paparazzi vehicle with an umbrella, among other things.
Relationships with ex-boyfriend Justin Timberlake and ex-husband Kevin Federline were heavily discussed, due to publicity of Spears and Timberlake’s relationship and the custody battle between Spears and Federline. After the premiere of the documentary, fans called upon Timberlake, insisting that he apologize for the way he behaved once the relationship ended.
Timberlake has since apologized, and he and Spears remain on good terms.
Other than discussing her breakdown and relationships, Framing Britney Spears discussed the fight for her freedom against conservatorship put on her by her father, James Spears. After the release, the conservatorship publicity increased, and the #FreeBritney Twitter campaign began to blow up social media.
After the release, fans grew in concern for Spears due to her reaction towards the documentary. One month after its premiere, the artist wrote in an Instagram video caption, “I was embarrassed by the light they put me in… I cried for two weeks and well…. I still cry sometimes!!!!”
The legal battle has been continuing, with Spears’ lawyer filing a petition to permanently replace her father with her care manager, Jodi Montgomery. That hearing is set to take place on Apr. 27.
Spears is continuing to be active on social media, mainly through Instagram and Twitter. She has received a lot of support from her sister, Jamie Lynn Spears, as well as from Miley Cyrus, Dua Lipa, and Kacey Musgraves.
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