Britney Spears is ready to reclaim ownership of her own story.
The music phenomenon is penning her own book after years of conjecture about the nature of her 13-year conservatorship (including the production of many dubious documentaries on the subject). Her ascent to popularity in the 1990s, her problematic relationships with her father Jamie, mother Lynn, and sister Jamie Lynn, and her history-making case with lawyer Mathew Rosengart that eventually resulted to her liberation will all be covered in the expected bestseller.
Spears is said to have secured a $15 million agreement with publishing powerhouse Simon & Schuster to sell her memoirs, which would be a record-breaking price for a celebrity biography. The announcement comes just after Jamie Lynn's well-publicized memoir was released, which Britney has vociferously criticised. Perhaps most notably, after Jamie Lynn appeared on Good Morning America, the 40-year-old tweeted out: “The two things that did bother me that my sister said was how my behaviour was out of control. She was never around me much 15 years ago… So why are they even talking about that unless she wants to sell a book at my expense?”
Beyond simply repeating family drama, there's a chance that Spears's confession may help to reform America's conservatorship system, which has been extensively criticized since her testimony in 2021. Representatives Charlie Crist of Florida and Eric Swalwell of California expressed their alarm about Spears' numerous worrisome disclosures concerning conservatees' legal status when she announced earlier this month that she had been called to testify in Congress about her experiences.