If you’re looking for Britney Spears’ Instagram account, you won’t see anything but a profile picture and a “User not found, no posts yet” message. But don’t panic, this has nothing to do with the conservatorship taking control over her social media — this is the pop star’s way of taking a much-needed step back from her account.
We all need a reset every once in a while, and according to an E! News source, that’s exactly what the “Gimme More” singer is doing. “It was her decision to deactivate her Instagram account,” they explained. “She is just taking a break from it because she’s in a great place legally and personally and is focusing on other things for the time being, which is a great thing.” And that means that “nothing should be read into” her decision to take a breather — there are no conspiracies behind this move.
Britney Spears deleted her Instagram account. We no longer get a piece of her. pic.twitter.com/HCwsulywxn
— Courtney Howard (@Lulamaybelle) September 14, 2021
But of course, there still is concern because the deactivation came rather abruptly and dramatically, according to Variety. She posted, “I’ve waited 13 years and I’m counting for my freedom,” and then the account went dark. Fans took to Twitter to voice their concerns and get the hashtag #WhereIsBritney trending, but the E! News source promises this is all her choice.
The break is more about enjoying the positivity she’s experiencing in her life. The fact that dad Jamie Spears is finally asking the courts to let him step down and dissolve the conservatorship is allowing Britney to finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. And of course, her engagement to longtime boyfriend Sam Asghari puts her in a “very happy place” right now.
So we have to wait for her return, but this time it will be on her terms without anyone else dictating how she should be living her life. It’s refreshing to see Britney prioritizing her mental health and relishing in the joy that seems to finally be surrounding her after 13 years of darkness — and that’s something everyone can get behind.
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