Britney Spears’s former makeup artist has alleged that the singer was not responsible for her recent social media post addressing Framing Britney Spears.
The singer recently spoke out about the controversial documentary, which chronicled her ongoing legal battle to remove her father as her conservator.
Posting to her Instagram account, she wrote: “I didn’t watch the documentary but from what I did see of it I was embarrassed by the light they put me in… I cried for two weeks and well… I still cry sometimes!!!!”
Addressing the Grammy winner’s post, makeup artist Billy Brasfield – who worked with Spears in 2012 and 2013 – added on Instagram: “The content is her, but… the words are NOT how she feels.”
Speaking to Page Six, Brasfield reaffirmed his suspicions and claimed to be in contact with Spears.
He alleged: “I immediately knew it was not her. I texted her about it and she texted me back last night.”
“What was upsetting [about the post] – it was basically a narrative denouncing her fans and the Free Britney movement and people now taking a very conscious look at the facts and what is going on,” he said.
“Although it might be complicated for her, of course she is invested. It’s her life. She does not like being a victim, she never wanted to be a victim and doesn’t see herself as a victim. She sees herself as a survivor and has navigated this with patience and strategy.”
The Independent has contacted a representative of Spears for comment.
Since arriving on Hulu in February, Framing Britney Spears has re-inspired a mainstream discussion around how Spears’s life has been controlled by her court-ordered conservatorship, which has been in place since 2008.
Recently, the 39-year-old’s lawyer officially asked an LA judge to permanently remove her father, Jamie Spears, from his role overseeing her personal affairs.
Jamie had been in control of both the star’s financial and personal affairs before stepping down from the latter role in September 2019 due to health reasons.