#FreeBritney is trending on Twitter, and for good reason. The pop queen has been under her dad's conservatorship since 2008—basically, she has no control over her life.
It's hard to forget when Britney Spears shaved her head and attacked the paparazzi with the now-infamous green umbrella. The pop star was only 25 years old at the time.
From then on, Britney's iconic queen status began to fizzle. She checked into rehab on February 20, 2007, but left just 24 hours later. Eventually, she ended up finishing the program.
In May 2007, the pop legend wrote a vulnerable note to her fans on her website. One paragraph read:
I was so overwhelmed I think that I was in a little shock too. I didn't know who to go to. I realized how much energy and love I had put into my past relationship when it was gone because I genuinely did not know what to do with myself, and it made me so sad. I confess I was so lost.
But just a few months later, Britney was caught fleeing the scene after a hit and run. And then to make matters worse, she tries to come back to music, but her "Gimme More" performance at 2007 MTV Music Awards did not go so well.
In the thick of this drama, she was also wrestling with how to raise two sons and dealing with custody issues with Kevin Federline. Her bodyguard even claimed that she abused her children.
And the drama doesn't stop there! In 2008, Britney refused to return her kids to her ex-husband, resulting in the then 26-year-old star getting placed on psychiatric hold.
And in 2008, she began her stint under a conservatorship, which her dad still controls. She has limited freedom when it comes to her kids, social media, voting, and more—this is why #FreeBritney is trending on Twitter. Find out which freedoms have been stripped from Britney in our video!