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Britney Spears to pen tell-all memoir in ‘one of the biggest book deals of all time’

Josh Milton February 22, 2022
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Singer Britney Spears performs onstage

Singer Britney Spears performs onstage during 102.7 KIIS FM's Jingle Ball 2016. (Mike Windle/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

Britney Spears will write a tell-all memoir after reportedly bagging “one of the biggest book deals of all time”.

Sources confirmed to Variety that the pop princess will pen a memoir capturing her rise to fame, her career and her frayed relationship with her family.

Those familiar with Britney told the outlet that the deal struck with Simon & Schuster was “record-breaking”. Page Six claimed that the publishing house threw a bid of as much as $15 million to help amplify Britney’s voice.

The deal, the insider claimed, was “one of the biggest of all times, behind the Obamas”, referring to Barack and Michelle Obama’s near $60 million sum for a series of nonfiction books.

Britney’s alleged book deals come only weeks after she publicly slammed her sister, Jamie Lynne Spears, for her memoir, Things I Should Have Said.

For Britney, the book was the latest in her family exploiting her success and spreading “lies” about her and how they have treated her.

“Lord would could come down and show this whole world that you’re lying and making money off of me !!!!” she wrote on Instagram last month.

“You are scum, Jamie Lynn.”

Britney Spears conservatorship battle will ‘inspire and empower’, say lawmakers

Britney Spears‘ biography is one of perseverance.

Having her civil liberties constrained for almost 14 years under a court-approved conservatorship left the 40-year-old feeling deflated and depressed, she told judge Brenda Penny last year.

“I’ve told the world I’m happy and OK,” she said in June. “I lied.

“I am not happy. I can’t sleep. I’m so angry, it’s insane and I’m depressed.”

But following a years-long battle for her freedom, Penny, a probate judge in Los Angeles, formally dissolved the complex legal arrangement that had bound Britney’s decision-making over her personal and financial affairs to others.

She was thrust into a conservatorship in 2008 following her public mental health breakdown, one captured by a belligerent paparazzi and press that has come to apologise for how they treated her.

“I believe that the suspension is in the best interests of the conservatorship,” Penny told the court in September.

“The current situation is untenable.”

Britney’s lawyer, Matthew Rosengart, had pointed towards the laundry list of “abuse” Britney suffered at the hands of her conservators, which included her father, Jamie Spears, as proof of how “untenable” the conservatorship was.

Confetti flies as protesters celebrate at the #FreeBritney Termination Rally at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse on November 12, 2021. (Chelsea Guglielmino/Getty Images)

Among her explosive claims, Britney said her conservators had forced her to use contraception, was “forced to take lithium“, was barred from seeing her friends and made to perform against her will.

Months on since the conservatorship was terminated, and now the “Toxic” hitmaker is heading to Congress.

Lawmakers invited Britney to speak about her “historic victories” and help to potentially reform a conservatorship system that activists and other legislators alike have accused of deeply hindering people’s civil liberties all in the name of oversight.

“Your journey towards justice,” the Congress members wrote in a letter to Britney, “will inspire and empower many others who are improperly silenced by the conservatorship process.”

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