The media spotlight on Britney Spears' private life and legal woes has arguably never been more focused than it has in 2021.
Despite many lending their support to the pop star, however, it seems that she's not too happy about being the centre of attention.
Spears has rarely spoken out publicly about the #FreeBritney movement and her ongoing legal bid to remove her father Jamie as her conservator - although she will get a chance to at her next court hearing.
Yesterday, though, she took to Instagram to share her thoughts on the recent glut of documentaries that have appeared, including 'Framing Britney Spears' and the BBC documentary 'The Battle for Britney: Fans, Cash, and a Conservatorship', which debuted over the weekend. Netflix are also reportedly making their own documentary on the star.
Although she admitted that she was 'deeply flattered' by the attention, she also criticised the documentary-makers for being 'hypocritical' in the post, which captioned a video of herself dancing.
"Geez !!!! 2021 is definitely way better than 2020 but I never knew it was gonna be like THIS," she said. "So many documentaries about me this year with other people's takes on my life … what can I say … I'm deeply flattered !!!!
"These documentaries are so hypocritical … they criticize the media and then do the same thing 🤔🤔🤔????? Damn … I don't know y'all but I'm thrilled to remind you all that although I've had some pretty tough times in my life … I've had waaaayyyy more amazing times in my life and unfortunately my friends … I think the world is more interested in the negative 🤷🏼♀️🤷🏼♀️🤷🏼♀️ !!!!"
She added: "I mean … isn't this supposed to be a business and society about THE FUTURE 🤧🤧🤧 ???? Why highlight the most negative and traumatizing times in my life from forever ago ????"
Until now, the only comment that she had made publicly in the wake of the high profile 'Framing Britney Spears' doc had also been on Instagram.
"I didn't watch the documentary but from what I did see of it I was embarrassed by the light they put me in...," she wrote. "I cried for two weeks and well …. I still cry sometimes !!!!"
Spears's next court date is June 23rd, where she is expected to address the court for the first time.