Britney Spears’s reaction to the Framing Britney Spears documentary was written by her and had nothing to do with her social media manager, according to reports.
The singer broke her silence on the film earlier this week, saying that it left her ’embarrassed’ and that she ‘cried for two weeks’, however, some skeptical fans doubted that she’d crafted the message herself.
A source close to the star has since claimed that Britney’s social media manager Cassie Petrey had no involvement in the comment, which was posted on Instagram, and that she wasn’t aware Britney was going to speak out.
‘Cassie did not craft Britney’s statement about the Hulu documentary, and she wasn’t even aware of Brit’s plan to express herself until the IG post was published,’ the insider said.
‘Britney wrote the caption herself and it was posted the day she wrote it.’
They added to TMZ that Brit does indeed feel ‘deeply embarrassed by the documentary, which she’s made clear to those closest to her’ and that no one from the singer’s team prompted the decision.’
Framing Britney Spears aired both in the US and the UK and took a look back over the highs and lows of Britney’s career in the spotlight and her relationship with the media.
Sharing her thoughts on the documentary for the first time on Wednesday, Britney revealed to fans on Instagram that she ‘cried for two weeks’ and ‘still cries sometimes’, following its release.
Taking to Instagram, Britney shared a clip in which she danced to Aerosmith track Crazy and explained to followers that she dances every night for her ‘sanity’.
‘My life has always been very speculated … watched … and judged really my whole life !!! For my sanity I need to dance to @iamstevent every night of my life ?????? to feel wild and human and alive !!!’ she wrote.
Framing Britney Spears document’s the singer’s highs and lows (Picture: Red Arrow Studios)
Britney continued: ‘I have been exposed my whole life performing in front of people ??? !!! It takes a lot of strength to TRUST the universe with your real vulnerability cause I’ve always been so judged… insulted… and embarrassed by the media… and I still am till this day ?????? !!!!
‘As the world keeps on turning and life goes on we still remain so fragile and sensitive as people !!! I didn’t watch the documentary but from what I did see of it I was embarrassed by the light they put me in.’
Britney added that the film had left her emotional.
‘I cried for two weeks and well …. I still cry sometimes !!!! I do what I can in my own spirituality with myself to try and keep my own joy … love … and happiness ✨?? ☀️ !!!!’ she added.
‘Every day dancing brings me joy !!! I’m not here to be perfect … perfect is boring … I’m here to pass on kindness ??? !!!!’
Framing Britney Spears is available to stream on Sky.