Britney Spears says she 'cried for weeks' after release of 'embarrassing' Framing Britney Spears documentary

Britney Spears has broken her silence on the controversial documentary about her life, saying she "cried for two weeks" after it was released. 

Framing Britney Spears scrutinised the singer's career, mental health and the #FreeBritney movement, which aims to see her freed from a restrictive conservatorship helmed by her father.

"My life has always been very speculated, watched, and judged really my whole life!" Spears captioned an Instagram video of her dancing to Aerosmith's song 'Crazy'. The pop star said she had to dance to the band's lead singer Steven Tyler's music "every night of her life" to maintain her sanity. 

"I have been exposed my whole life performing in front of people! It takes a lot of strength to TRUST the universe with your real vulnerability cause I've always been so judged, insulted and embarrassed by the media... and I still am till this day!" she continued, along with several thumbs down emojis.

"I didn't watch the documentary but from what I did see of it I was embarrassed by the light they put me in. I cried for two weeks and well... I still cry sometimes!" 

It's the first time the singer has addressed the fervour around the New York Times investigation, which featured interviews with members of the Grammy Winner's inner circle, including her former assistant Felicia Culotta. 

The documentary also rehashed Spears' now infamous breakdown that took place in 2008, featuring photos and footage of the singer shaving her head, attacking the paparazzi, crying in public and nearly dropping her baby while walking. 

"I do what I can in my own spirituality with myself to try and keep my own joy, love and happiness," Spears continued in her Instagram post. 

"Every day dancing brings me joy! I'm not here to be perfect... perfect is boring... I'm here to pass on kindness."