Britney Spears on Tuesday for the first time appeared to address an emotional documentary that focused on some of the more difficult times of her life as a young superstar.
The New York Times Presents Framing Britney Spears was released last Friday. The doc examines the singer’s conservatorship and her early 2000s downfall, which became fodder for late-night hosts and tabloids that delighted in her struggles.
In a social media post that accompanied a clip of Spears performing at Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve in 2017, the singer wrote, “I’ll always love being on stage …. but I am taking the time to learn and be a normal person ….. I love simply enjoying the basics of everyday life!!!!”
Seemingly referring to the documentary, Spears wrote, “Each person has their story and their take on other people’s stories !!!! We all have so many different bright beautiful lives !!! Remember, no matter what we think we know about a person’s life it is nothing compared to the actual person living behind the lens!!!!”
Among the harsh moments shown in Framing Britney Spears is when the singer attacked the paparazzi with an umbrella around the time she shaved her head. Late-night hosts had a field day as the young star’s life appeared to be spiraling out of control. A number of the people featured in the doc have received backlash for their behavior toward Spears at the time.
Craig Ferguson recently made headlines when a clip of him hosting the Late Late Show in 2007 resurfaced where he said he could no longer pick on Spears because it broke his heart.
“Tonight — no Britney Spears jokes,” said Ferguson then during the opening monologue. “This woman has two kids, she’s 25 years old, she’s a baby herself. She’s a baby.”