Pop icon Britney Spears has just signed a $15 million dollar tell-all book deal and we can’t help but wonder, what will be in it? Therefore, we thought that it’s only right that we discuss the most memorable and notoriously iconic moments that defined the 40-year old’s journey to the pinnacle of pop culture. So, without further ado, here’s everything we expect to see in Britney Spear’s new book.
First up, the noughties represented an era of scandal, feisty feuds and rivalry for Britney.
There was the infamous Spears-Madonna VMA kiss in 2003. During this, Madonna scandalously shared an embrace with golden girl Britney on stage, and also Christina.
Then there was the friend-to-foe feud with Christina Aguilera that followed due to competitive rivalry. This was just one of many arguments that surrounded Britney Spears in the 2000s. In fact, moments like the Spears, Aguilera & Madonna’s performance, cultivated pop culture as we know it today. Britney’s tell-all memoir is most likely going to provide perspective on that.
Blackout (the album)
Following on, we expect to read all about the album, Blackout in Britney’s new book. It was released in 2007 and is one of the pop icon’s greatest pieces of work. It offered a more mature and sultry vibe than usual. Plus it was made during a time when Britney’s personal struggles were highly publicized. The album acclaimed hits like “Gimme More” and “Piece of me.” These dominated the pop charts in the late noughties. Furthermore, this album was the last piece of music she put out before her conservatorship.
Scandalous Hair-cut and Rehab
Bold and broken is what the media outlet ‘ABC’ titled an article on Britney’s hair-shaving incident in 2007, at the height of her mental meltdown. Images of Britney sitting in a hair salon with a partially shaved head circulated through the media. Although showcasing one of her lowest points in life, this scandal became highly publicised and attached to the pop icon’s legacy.
In fact, it was the first time the world had seen the physical and psychological effects of Britney’s personal struggles and began to question her well-being. However, there is a bigger discussion to be had on why she shaved her hair. Britney’s tell-all memoir has the potential to explore this in her book. Was it a cry for help? Or was cutting all of her hair a way to become empowered and take control?
Of course, following this incident, Britney was sent to rehab. Therefore, there’s no doubt the topic of mental well-being will be mentioned in Britney’s new book. In fact, the role of rehabilitation has been prevalent throughout her life and music career.
Undoubtedly, what we all want to hear is an emotional and heartfelt perspective on her 13-year long conservatorship. If you haven’t heard about this, let us shed some light. Spears was under the financial, medical and legal authority of her father James Parnell Spears. During this time, Spears essentially lost all of her rights. This was called conservatorship and it lasted from 2008 until November 2021.
As discussed earlier, the “Toxic” singer has dealt with a plethora of personal struggles. These ranged from alleged drug abuse to failed marriage, constant rehabilitation and attacks on paparazzi. All of which led her father to pursue the legal path of conservatorship, in which he controlled virtually every aspect of Britney’s life.
In 2019, news broke out revealing the regulations and guidelines that Britney had to adhere to, under the conservatorship. Cruel and controlling, this conservatorship sparked public outrage from fans and the media. The public campaigned for the then, 40-year old singer through the hashtag #FreeBritney. As of 2021, Britney was relieved of the conservatorship. With the time between her conservatorship ending and the announcement of her new book being so close, we’re sure it will feature quite heavily in Britney Spear’s new book.
So, hands up, who’s excited about Britney Spear’s new book? And is there anything else that you expect to be in it? Share your thoughts in the comments section!
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