Britney Spears Urges Judge To End Guardianship - I Want My Life Back
US pop singer Britney Spears urged a judge to end a controversial guardianship that has given her father control of her affairs since 2008 during an emotional court hearing Wednesday.
"I just want my life back. It's been 13 years and it's enough," Spears said in the 20-minute address via videolink as diehard fans chanted their support outside the courtroom.
The 39-year-old star's finances and personal life have been largely managed by Jamie Spears since her highly public breakdown more than a decade ago, leading some adoring fans to launch a "FreeBritney" online campaign in recent years.
In an empassioned speech where Spears barely stopped to catch her breath and swore twice, the star said the legal arrangement had left her "traumatized" and "depressed."
"I'm not happy. I can't sleep. I'm so angry. It's insane," she said, adding that she cries every day.
"I truly believe this conservatorship is abusive. I want changes, I deserve changes," Spears pleaded to Judge Brenda Penny.