Britney Spears is opening up about why she’s been baring her body.
On Monday, the “Lucky” singer shared a new series of topless self-portraits on Instagram, something she’s been doing regularly since July, following the positive developments in the pop star’s conservatorship battle against her father, Jamie Spears. Along with this new series of images, Britney explained her reasoning behind the nude posts with a lengthy statement on the platform.
“No guys … I didn’t get a boob job in just a week … nor am I pregnant … I have boobs in these pics cause I devoured food 😋 !!!! Before I show you more pics of my body … I want you to understand my thoughts on exposing my skin !!!!” she wrote. “In my opinion it’s quite twisted the immediate response of when any woman is hot and they want to shed a layer … no … I’m not talking in a strip club or a performance … just on a practical scale of being in your car and realizing you’re wearing a stupid long sleeve shirt in the summer !!!! The immediate reaction to any woman who does this after shedding a layer is DAMN I FEEL BETTER … therefore you think you look better !!! I’ve had a billion shows where I’ve done that and to my horror uhhh we’ll … sometimes I didn’t look so great … TOO MANY TIMES and it’s embarrassing as fuck but in my imagination it felt great !!!!”
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The pop star continued, “I mean I don’t want anybody to see the big dimple on my ass but I feel like performing made me too self conscious about my body and that’s not attractive ….. anyways I bet you’re wondering why I’d expose my body NOW … well it’s because I was born into this world naked and I honestly feel like the weight of the would has been on my shoulders and it’s made me view myself that way !!!! I wanted to see myself in a lighter way … naked … like the way I was born and to me looking back at my pictures when I shoot it’s insane the psychology in seeing myself in my purest form gives evidence that pain … hurt … tears … and heavy burdens aren’t who I am. I am a woman …. a beautiful … sensitive woman who needs to look at myself in my purest form !!!”
Britney also acknowledged the attention from her fans that the posts draw and how she’s grateful for their endless support, especially amid her highly publicized conservatorship case.
“No … I’m not going to do topless pics for the rest of my life cause that would get boring but it sure as hell helps when you need to be enlightened 🤷🏼♀️🤷🏼♀️🤷🏼♀️ !!!! And I will admit the FREE BRITNEY comments after I took my shirt off were actually really fucking funny !!!” she continued. “The Free Britney campaign started with all your amazing pink Free Britney shirts 👚 3 years ago !!! There’s a way deeper meaning to the movement than you can ever imagine … my fans have always been so damn amazing and I love you all 🌹🌹🌹 !!!!”
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.
- Britney Spears