That obviously isn’t what it would look like if Britney Spears spoke her truth in front of U.S. Congress. It’s just a still from her fake press conference from the beginning of the “I Wanna Go” music video. But there are some elements that will be the same. Britney Spears speaking candidly into a microphone in front of a captivated audience while wearing something likely as stunning. Except in this case, you could also picture Britney’s family sweating buckets as they prepare to get called out in front of the largest legislative branch of the federal government.
Britney revealed on Instagram yesterday that she has received an invitation to speak in front of Congress about her 13-year conservatorship. Britney posted a picture of a letter she received late last year from Charlie Crist, a Democratic representative from Florida, and Eric Swalwell, a Democratic representative from California, inviting her to speak about her experience with the guardianship and conservatorship process. Britney writes herself that she’s finally entered the healing stage (which she wasn’t in when she first received the letter back in December) and that she wants to speak about her situation to empower others who might be experiencing, or have recovered from, something similar.
If Britney does end up speaking to Congress, this will be the second major moment where she has spoken about what her life was like under her conservatorship. We’ve heard Britney’s thoughts here and there on Instagram, mostly about how her family is a bunch shady creeps who should all get tested for snake DNA. But her first major testimony about the conditions of her life came happened back in June when Britney went on record at a conservatorship hearing and laid all the cards flat. There have been rumors that Britney was ready to sit down and tell all to Oprah Winfrey, but that hasn’t materialized yet.
There might also be one issue with Ms. Spears going to Washington, and that’s that there will reportedly be a mini-trial this summer to discuss all the (allegedly) heinous ways Britney’s dad Jamie Spears behaved when he was in control of things. I don’t know if an active court trial could prevent Britney from speaking or not, because I don’t know the law that way. She might as well go ahead and buy a nice patriotic red, white, and blue suit for her Congress date, just in case.
Britney’s fiancé Sam Asghari jumped into the comments and validated Britney’s choice, saying, “Your courage will inspire others, your strength will motivate many, your voice has and will change lives.” I can appreciate how supportive Sam is, truly. But why does that sound like something Sam typed onto his phone while looking at the cover of a watercolor #GirlBoss day planner at HomeGoods?