says that’s the point of her upcoming memoir, The woman in me Not wanting to offend anyone, he criticized the press for its “stupid” and “silly” headlines after publishing excerpts from the book.
The singer’s memoirs included, among other things, revelations about her past she had an abortion during her relationship with then-NSYNC frontman Justin Timberlake and how she Diane Sawyer interview Following her and Timberlake’s breakup was a “breaking point” for her.
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“The purpose of my book was in no way to offend anyone!!! That was me back then… that’s in the past!!! I don’t like the headlines I read… That’s exactly why I quit the business four years ago,” she wrote on Instagram. “Most of the book is from 20 years ago… I’ve moved on.”
She explained that her purpose was to write The woman in me was to give herself a clean slate for the rest of her life and acknowledge that “shit can happen.”
“This is actually a book I didn’t know needed to be written…while some may be offended, it has given me closure for all things for a better future,” the pop icon continued. “Hopefully I can enlighten people who, in most cases, feel particularly alone or hurt or misunderstood!!!”
Finally, she shared that she did not try to dwell on her past experiences, although that was the main focus of the published articles detailing the published excerpts. “It’s stupid and silly!!! I’ve moved on since then!!!”
The memoir also detailed her experiences with her father, Jamie Spears, who served as her conservator for 13 years until she was finally released from conservatorship in 2021 after a massive serious accident #FreeBritney movement Led by their fans.
This excerpt highlighted how she lost control of herself when she was forced into the conservatorship and how she was objectified as a child by the industry and her father. Jamie Spears belittled her and often told her that she “looked fat,” which ultimately made her feel like she was never good enough, which she described as “a soul-destroying state of being for a child.”
“He had instilled that message in me as a girl, and even after I had accomplished so much, he continued to do that to me,” she said People in a cover story. “I became a robot. But not just a robot – a kind of children’s robot. I had been so infantilized that I lost parts of what made me feel like myself.”
Michelle Williams tells the audio version of The woman in mewhich goes on sale on October 24th.
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