In a heartbreaking court address today, Britney Spears says all she wants is to marry her boyfriend Sam Asghari and have more children, but her father's tight grip over her life via a 13-year conservatorship is inhibiting her from taking control.
The successful pop star, who is worth an estimated $60 million, has spoken in court for the first time in years to formally request the end of the strict arrangement usually reserved for the elderly or severely mentally ill, delivering an explosive testimony about years of "abuse", which she likened to "sex trafficking".
Among several bombshells, Britney has made alarming allegations regarding her father's control over her body.
Appearing via audiolink, Britney alleged her father forced her to implant an IUD birth control device in her body and has actively prevented her from having it removed by a doctor. He also allegedly had her heavily medicated so she would continue performing.
"I have an IUD in my body right now that won't let me have a baby and my conservators won't let me go to the doctor to take it out," she said.
Britney is already mother to Sean Preston, 15, and 14-year-old Jayden Federline with ex-husband Kevin Federline, who she split from in 2006.
She has been with her current partner Sam Asghari since 2016.
Elsewhere in her address, Britney said she was "forced" to do her Vegas residency while heavily medicated on lithium after her therapist suddenly changed her prescription. She said the drug had a frightening effect on her.
In the full court transcript published by Variety, the singer said: "Lithium is a very, very strong and completely different medication compared to what I was used to.
"You can go mentally impaired if you take too much, if you stay on it longer than five months. But (my therapist) put me on that and I felt drunk. I couldn't even have a conversation with my mom or dad really about anything.
"I told him I was scared, and my doctor had six different nurses come to my home, stay with me to monitor me on this new medication, which I never wanted to be on to begin with. There were six different nurses in my home and they wouldn't let me get in my car to go anywhere for a month."
According to TMZ, Britney said she wanted to put an end to her four-year residency in Las Vegas but was threatened by her conservators. They went on to change her medication without her knowledge, the effects of which left her "scared". She said her family did nothing.
The publication also reported she had spoken to her therapist about wanting to end her residency and focus on her health, but was told she was being "difficult" and accused of not taking her meds, which led to them being changed.
In a further bombshell, the website wrote that Britney's caretakers to the conservatorship would violate her privacy and watch her change while she was naked.
"I want changes. I want changes going forward, and I deserve changes," she told the court today. "It's my wish and dream for all of this to end."
She went on: "In California, the only similar thing to this is called sex trafficking, making anyone work against their will, taking all their possessions away – credit card, cash, phone, passport.
"I'm talking to you today because yes, even Jodi is starting to take it too far." (Jodi Montgomery is Britney's "care manager").
It comes after Britney's court-appointed lawyer, Samuel D Ingham III, said she wanted to address the court directly and filed a request which was granted by Judge Brenda Penny at the Los Angeles County Court.