Britney Spears calls out people closest to her who 'never showed up' during conservatorship battles

Britney Spears has called out the "people closest" to her who didn't help her in her time of need and have only spoken out after her conservatorship received heavy public scrutiny.

The 39-year-old pop star wrote a lengthy post on Instagram detailing how "there's nothing worse" than people who "never showed up" for her in the past but now "speak righteously" in support of her.

Spears didn't mention anyone by name, instead saying they "know who [they] are".

"How dare the people you love the most say anything at all. Did they even put a hand out to even lift me up at the time!!!??? How dare you make it public that now you care. Did you put your hand out when I was drowning???? Again, no," she wrote on Instagram.

"So if you're reading this and you know who you are and you actually have the nerve to say anything about my situation just to save face for yourself publicly!!! If you're gonna post something, please stop with the righteous approach when you're so far from righteous it's not even funny."

Following Spear's second court hearing on Thursday, in which she was approved to hire a new lawyer moving forward in the conservatorship battle, both her mother Lynne Spears and younger sister Jamie Lynn Spears shared messages online. The outcome for Spears makes it the first time she has had a say in her legal representation since 2008.

Jamie Lynn shared two quotes on her Instagram Story: "Once you choose hope, anything's possible," followed by, "Dear Lord, Can we end this bull shit once and for all. Amen." 

Meanwhile, Spear's mother Lynne shared a Bible verse from the Book of John, which read: "The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it."

Others more removed from Spear's inner circle, including rapper Iggy Azalea and her first husband Jason Alexander, have spoken out about her conservatorship.

Iggy Azalea and Britney Spears.
Iggy Azalea and Britney Spears. Photo credit: Getty Images

During her first bombshell court testimony last month, Spears told the judge her "whole family did nothing" to help her, adding: " I would honestly like to sue my family to be totally honest with you." 

Spears suggested that her family might oppose ending the conservatorship, seeing as they had been "living off it for the past 13 years".

In her second court hearing on Thursday, she doubled down on claims the conservatorship run by her father is abusive.

"I want to get rid of my dad and charge him for conservatorship abuse. I want an investigation on my dad. I'm here to press charges... I'm angry and I will go there," she reportedly told Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny.

"This conservatorship is literally allowing my dad to ruin my life."