Britney Spears talked about how it is to finally get rid of her custody in a video posted on Tuesday, days after a judge suspended the legal arrangement that allowed her father and his team to oversee her affairs for nearly 14 years.
“It’s a really long time to be in a situation you don’t want to be in,” Spears said in a video posted to her Instagram. “So I’m just grateful honestly for every day.”
The 39-year-old pop star listed some of the very normal things she could experience now that her storage was over, such as having her car keys, “owning an ATM card,” “seeing money for the first time.,” And spending her own money to buy things like candles.
“It’s the little things for us women, but it makes a huge difference, and I’m grateful for that, you know,” she said. “It’s nice. It’s really nice.”
After describing the conservation as “abusive” during comments in court in June, Spears posted more often about her feelings and thanked the #FreeBritney movement for illuminating her situation. But, aside from her testimony in court, Spears has not previously spoken so sincerely about the legal arrangement or what she plans to do with her life.
In the caption, she suggested she wants to tell everything someday.
“I might as well make a hint of my thoughts on the gram before I go and fix things on @Oprah 🤔😜🤷🏼♀️ !!!!!” she wrote. (A spokesman for Oprah did not immediately answer BuzzFeed News’ questions if an interview was in the works.)
Spears also explained that while the conservation was controlling her, she was ready to take back her life. She said she would like her experiences to help others.
“I’m not here to be a victim,” she said, speaking directly to the camera. “I’ve lived with victims all my life as a child, so I came out of my house, and I worked for 20 years and worked out my ass.”
“I’m here to be an activist for people with real disabilities and real illnesses,” Spears continued. “I’m a very strong woman, so I can only imagine what the system did to those people. So hopefully my short story, hopefully my story will take effect and make some changes in the corrupt system.”
She then went on to thank the #FreeBritney movement, saying, “I honestly think you somehow saved my life, 100%.”
She added, the fans who had gathered for her on social media and at protests helped give her back her voice.
“My voice was silenced and threatened for so long and I couldn’t speak or say anything,” she said. “You gave it consciousness to them all.”