Britney Spears is practically turning cartwheels in celebration of a court triumph. The 39-year-old pop diva, who was just granted the ability to hire her own counsel in her long-running battle to be released from a restrictive conservatorship, took to Instagram on Wednesday to express gratitude to her fans, and do a bunch of cartwheels.
“Thank you to my fans who are supporting me,” Spears wrote in the post. “You have no idea what it means to me (to) be supported by such awesome fans!!!!”
Britney Spears won the opportunity on Wednesday to appoint her own counsel to assist her in ending a 13-year conservatorship and emotionally appealed to the court to quickly remove her father from the role of supervising her commercial affairs.
The caption appears with videos of the pop star riding a horse and flying through the air near a pond.
“Psssss this is me celebrating by horseback riding and doing cartwheels today,” she wrote. “#FreeBritney.”
Spears has long desired to be free of her father’s conservatorship and control.
Wednesday, during her second court appearance in the case, she accused her father of wrecking her life and sought his arrest and prosecution. Outside the courthouse, crowds of admirers gathered.
“I’m here to get rid of my dad and charge him with conservatorship abuse,” she sobbed as she read from a prepared statement to Judge Brenda Penny.
She referred to the conservatorship as “f—king cruelty,” and told the judge, “I want to press charges against my father today.”
The judge denied her request but approved the hiring of former federal prosecutor Mathew Rosengart, a well-known Hollywood attorney, as her lawyer.
It is a fact that we do not know the details that led to the original order in 2008, nor do we know the specifics of her current struggles, whatever they may be.
However, the truth remains that being placed under conservatorship, having all your inherent rights taken away, is far easier than being released from one. Britney Spears has the potential to change all of that.