Britney Spears is being praised for sharing a series of nude pics shortly after admitting her dad made her ‘ugly’ as a child.
On Tuesday (May 10), the singer posted a set of three images covered in strategically placed emojis on Instagram.
Announcing the “photo dump” on Instagram, Spears said she took the pictures before discovering she was expecting her third child, writing, “Why the heck do I look 10 years younger on vacation???”
Spears also said she took the photos with a selfie stick and told her followers, “Don’t underestimate the power of doing it yourself.”
The singer captioned the final photo: “Love you all SSSSSSSSOOOOOOOOOO very much.”
Many of her followers have sent positive messages to the pop star, expressing happiness that she felt confident enough to share the photos after being exempted from her conservatorship in November 2021.
Her fans were also quick to hit back at a group of followers who reacted negatively to the photos, with one person writing: “Do what you want QUEEN!!!!”
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Another added: “You look sensational. You are such a strong and powerful woman,” while one fan said, “10 percent no f**s.”
The post came a week after Spears shared a now-deleted message in which she described the negative way her father felt about her while managing all of their personal and business affairs under the disputed legal arrangement.
Spears was eventually released from the conservatory in November 2021 when a judge ruled that the singer should be given back control of her personal and financial independence for the first time since 2008.
“One thing that conservatory did to me and hurt me the most is that I was always told I was fat and never good enough,” she wrote. “My dad always made me feel like I had to try, try, try. Big time.”
She continued, “He ruined the deep seed of my existence, the seed that made me feel beautiful like I was 13, my confidence, my swag, my inner dialogue and yes even my sex life, all completely ruined. He made me feel ugly, so I was.”
Spears recently announced her pregnancy after secretly marrying her partner Sam Asghari.
The singer has two sons, Sean, 16, and Jayden, 15, with ex-husband Kevin Federline.
She was married to the former dancer for two years, from 2004 to 2006, eventually filing for divorce over irreconcilable differences.
Asghari told fans this week that the couple had set a date for their upcoming wedding, but said the public would only find out it happened after the fact.