Britney Spears wants to set the record straight.
The princess of pop was officially freed from her conservatorship on November 12 and since then, she’s taken to Instagram with joyful selfies, an emphatic endorsement of shoulder pads, and a hint that she might sit down with Oprah Winfrey for a tell-all interview.
A chat with Oprah is a sort holy grail for celebrities embroiled in controversy. The talk show host has broached — gracefully — a number of hot-button topics with figures including Lindsey Lohan (addiction), Lance Armstrong (doping), and Tom Cruise (Katie Holmes).
And of course, there was the interview with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, one of the buzziest moments of 2021.
On the evening of November 16, Britney posted a video addressing fans’ number one question: what will she do now that her conservatorship is over?
“I might as well do a hint of my thoughts on the gram before I go and set things square on @Oprah,” she captioned the clip, in which she alludes to her desire to advocate for others in abusive conservatorships.
“I’m used to keeping peace for the family and keeping my mouth shut … but not this time,” she wrote.
Britney certainly deserves a platform to tell her story, and an Oprah interview would be an undeniable win for Queen B.
While I’d love to hear about her post-conservatorship plans, I have several other burning (and more lighthearted) questions I can only hope she’ll eventually address. Below, my Britney-Oprah interview wish list.
Last year, when #FreeBritney began gaining momentum, some of Britney’s fans asked her to wear yellow in her next social media post if she needed help. Much to their amazement, she did — and referenced her yellow shirt in a caption.
Was the color choice intentional? Had she been reading fans’ comments?
Is Britney still painting? Similarly, will she pursue her passion for cooking?
What tripod setup does she use for her iconic selfies?
What’s the story behind Britney’s “crime scene” post, shared sans caption and on November 1?
When is the wedding? And who is Asghari? (The New York Times lifted the veil on his career, but things are still murky.)
Who choreographed it???