In a lengthy Instagram post, the singer laments the lack of control she had over her career during her 13-year conservatorship.

Don’t plan on seeing Britney Spears perform anytime soon. The singer wrote a lengthy Instagram post on Sunday in which she looked back on her 13 years in the conservatory and said she “probably never performs again.”

Spears began the post by bemoaning her lack of creative control over the music videos she released during that time period (she claims the only one from that period she liked) and her unpleasant experience working with photographers. The post primarily targeted her father, Jamie Spears, who oversaw the pop singer’s estate from 2008 to 2021, in a typical fashion.




“…[T]he most offensive SO CALLED professional pictures on every tour. I mean they could have at least cheated and retouched them for me … just saying … 2 day shoots for new show in Vegas literally the worst ever … and me excited for the pictures for 5 months on tour … they never showed me any,” she wrote alongside a (literal) cheeky photo. “I’d rather quit shit in my pool and shoot photos of myself in studios over working with the most offensive people in my life.”

Spears said her past experiences left her “traumatized” and uncertain of whether she will ever perform on stage again, adding that she was uncomfortable with the number of dancers she was required to perform with on stage during her four-year Las Vegas residency. (She last gave a live performance on the final night of her residency in 2017.)

“I’m pretty traumatized for life and yes I’m pissed as fuck and no I won’t probably perform again just because I’m stubborn and I will make my point,” she said before closing out with a simple “kiss my God damn mother fucking ass.”

Spears has previously discussed the possibility of giving up live performances, but this is the first time she has brought it up since the conclusion of her conservatory.

Spears recently made her official comeback to music with “Hold Me Closer,” a disco-infused reworking of some of Elton John’s classics, even though she may not be planning a world tour anytime soon. Her first new song since her 2016 album Glory, the song also included Elton John.

At the time, after years of legal issues, Spears’ attorney Mathew Rosengart praised the pop star for her triumphant comeback. “After our hard-fought court battles and success in removing her father as conservator and then the termination of the conservatorship last year, I was inundated with inquiries about what Britney would do next,” he told in a statement. “My response was simple: ‘For the first time in 13 years, that is up to one person and one person only: Britney. Britney is a brilliant artist and iconic person.”