Global sensation Britney Spears, the “Princess of Pop”, stole into our hearts in ‘99 with her hit single “Baby One More Time” and has remained there ever since, scoring 6 number-one albums on the Billboard 200 & 4 solo #1 singles on the US Billboard Hot 100.
Unfortunately, it hasn’t all been sunshine and rainbows. Following her personal struggles in the early 2000s, her father, Jamie Spears, assumed total control over Spears’ estate and, to put it mildly, her entire life.
Who among us can forget the joy of dancing to Oops… I Did It Again as we got ready for a wild teenage night out, dolled up in our platforms and butterfly clips, feeling feisty and on top of the world?
Britney Spears’ unique dance-pop style defined the “noughties”, bringing about a cultural revolution in the West and ushering in a new era of Y2K fashion that lingers to this day.
Between fame, fortune and constant publicity, America’s Sweetheart, known for her bubbly personality and genuine heart, seemed to have it all…
But behind the scenes, she was desperate to be free.
A court order passed in ‘09 after her hospitalisation for mental health reasons granted her father, Jamie Spears, and attorney, Andrew Wallet, total control of her estate and assets under the laws of a conservatorship.
FYI, this was WITHOUT her consent.
What’s a Conservatorship?
A conservatorship is a court order in which a judge grants a (typically responsible) person or organisation the right to care for an adult who can’t take care of themselves, as well as manage their finances.
This may make sense for someone suffering from a serious physical or mental illness who relies on the assistance of a caring family member or guardian to protect their best interests and help them live a safe and normal life.
But when the adult in question is sound in mind and body, and their conservator exploits them ruthlessly?
Yeah, not so much.
Remember those days, years ago, when your parents had the final say in most areas of your life and following rules was the order of the day?
No boys, they’d cry (or, in some cases, no girls).
Do you expect me to let you leave the house wearing that?
Be home by 10 pm or there won’t be a next time!
If you were blessed with the stricter kind of parental unit, I’m sure you were desperate to graduate and leave home for a while.
It’s a sad reality that this isn’t the case for everyone – Britney in particular.
Can you imagine your parents still dictating everything you do today, despite having a job, family and home of your own?
I don’t know about you, but the idea of being a responsible adult stuck under their father’s thumb doesn’t sit too well with me.
How has the Conservatorship Impacted Britney?
For the past 13 years, Britney has been denied her basic freedoms, the kind of things we take for granted on a daily basis.
Under her father’s rule, Britney is denied the freedom to:
- Make her own personal and financial decisions
- Spend time with her two beloved sons, Preston and Jayden
- Remove her IUD and have the child she wants
- Refuse to perform onstage
- Drive alone in a car with her boyfriend
- Refuse medication given as punishment
- Advocate for herself
- Grow and develop to her greatest potential
Living under a conservatorship can inflict lasting trauma on a person. They may sink into depression, an inferiority complex or severe social anxiety, and some may start believing that they’re too incompetent to do anything on their own.
This is an absolute outrage, as I’m sure you agree. No one deserves this kind of treatment, especially not from their family.
How Will Her Life Change Once The Conservatorship Is Dissolved?
Once the conservatorship is finally dissolved (which can’t happen soon enough), Britney will have the freedom to rebuild her life and family and to embrace life to its fullest as one of the greatest entertainers and philanthropists of our time.
Allies & Friends
Britney’s cause has garnered incredible support from all corners of the globe, whether from fans, human rights activists, or celebrities.
Her A-list friends, including Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey and Paris Hilton, are doing their utmost to speak up and lobby for her freedom, even offering to amass a legal fund to help her gain her freedom once and for all.
The Latest News
Britney officially requested that her father be replaced as conservator of her estate in an effort to escape his control until the conservatorship can be done away with completely.
It may seem like a small step towards a massive goal, but this simple action will allow her to carry out her life without her father’s interference and dictatorship, at the very least.
A small step, maybe.
But definitely a step in the right direction!
#SaveBritney is a fan-based project with a goal to help Britney gain her freedom and build a decentralised fund that can’t be touched or stolen by Jamie Spears or his lawyers… using the power of cryptocurrency.
#SaveBritney is a new, Solid Group-audited crypto coin on the Ethereum Blockchain, soon to be launched on UniSwap, the world’s biggest Defi Exchange.
How Can You Help?
By purchasing #SaveBritney coins, you’re making a direct donation to Britney Spears and her cause.
Of the 11% tax on every transaction, 3% will be donated to Britney, her attorneys and organisations supporting her case, and 7% will be put towards marketing and raising awareness for the movement.
The remaining 1% will be distributed seamlessly amongst all holders on every transaction.
The incredible properties of Defi (or “Decentralised Finance”) have made it possible to raise funds that her father or his representatives can’t take away from her, no matter how hard they try.
Whether it’s by loading your crypto wallet with #SaveBritney coins or simply sharing the movement with a friend, you have the power to help Britney regain hers.
Let’s go out and help the Princess of Pop take back her throne.
HOW TO BUY
Contract address: ERC-20.