Citing the conservatorship as “pure abuse,” Britney recalled traumatic incidents like the day she was placed in psychiatric hold, when paparazzi caused chaos outside her house. “The extent of my madness was playing chase with paparazzi, which is still to this day one of the most fun things I ever did about being famous,” she said.

Britney also discussed the feeling of working under the conservatorship, noting that she often felt like a robot. After she voiced her concern about a dance move in a new show she was working on, Britney alleged that she was taken away to a facility, purportedly because she was worrying for her father’s health. She added that she was then heavily medicated at the facility.

According to the singer, the conservatorship created a claustrophobic existence, controlling everything from her schedule to her friendships to her diet. As she explained in the video, it was only when the #FreeBritney movement took off that she found the confidence to retake control of her own life.

Alongside Elton John, Britney released her first new song in a long while last week. Titled ‘Hold Me Closer’, the dance duet is a spin on Elton’s classic hit ‘Tiny Dancer’ (listen below).

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