In court on Wednesday (July 14) the pop star was officially granted permission by Judge Brenda Penny to select her own legal representation for her case. Hollywood powerhouse lawyer Mathew Rosengart appeared in court as well, expressing his willingness to represent the pop star and bring an end to her 13-year-long conservatorship. Fans of the “Womanizer” singer and supporters of the #FreeBritney movement quickly took to social media to celebrate the major stride in the case, and Spears participated in the commotion as well.
“Coming along, folks … coming along !!!!! New with real representation today … I feel GRATITUDE and BLESSED !!!!” Spears wrote on Instagram alongside a video clip of her riding a horse and doing cartwheels outside.
Spears’s celebratory post also marked the first time she’s used the fan-conceptualized hashtag #FreeBritney on social media, ever.
“Thank you to my fans who are supporting me … You have no idea what it means to me be supported by such awesome fans !!!! God bless you all !!!!!” the singer continued. “Pssss this is me celebrating by horseback riding and doing cartwheels today 🤸♂️🤷♀️🐎 !!!! #FreeBritney”
Spears’s openly supporting the #FreeBritney movement for the first time wasn’t the only explosive message she shared yesterday. During the court hearing, Spears addressed the court via phone and expressed again that she not only wants her father removed from her conservatorship immediately but she also wants him formally charged with conservatorship abuse.
“I want to press charges against my father today. I want an investigation into my dad,” the singer said.
She added, “This conservatorship has allowed my dad to ruin my life. Their goal was to make me feel crazy, and I’m not. And that’s not OK.”
This article originally appeared in Harper’s BAZAAR US.