Proponents of the #FreeBritney movement believe the troubled popstar is set to flee America after interpreting what they perceive as 'clues' from her latest Instagram caption.
The singer shared a lengthy and somewhat confusing message alongside a video of her dancing to Foster The People's song 'Pumped Up Kicks' at home - the kind of content that has become an at-times worrying trademark of her social media presence.
"So what do you guys do to keep your dreams alive???? Just curious 'cause at this point I'm not sure it's a good idea to listen to advice from some people," she began, seemingly referencing her ongoing legal battle to end the conservatorship helmed by her father Jamie Spears.
The 'Toxic' singer then launched into a rant about needing new tennis shoes, explaining in great detail the process of realising all her pairs were "gone" and "pulling a Carrie Bradshaw "by ordering a bunch of new shoes online".
But it was Spears' references to how her new shoes made her feel like she was "flying", how she wanted to "visit St Tropez with Cher" and "intends to go to the ball after she cleans her house" that sparked speculation she was planning to skip the country.
The 39-year-old also made mention of the fact she's now allowed to drive her own car alone, exclaiming: "Let's just say it's a DIFFERENT BALLGAME cause I'm not sure this stadium is gonna be anywhere near America!!!!"
Fans in the comments section were quick to analyse the supposed "hidden messages" in the star's caption, noting her repetition of the song title 'Pumped Up Kicks', which features the lyrics, "You better run, better run".
"I'm trying to piece it together to figure out what she's telling us. Moving out of the country, maybe?" one Instagram user asked.
"She's about to run," wrote another.
"I was focused on her saying 'soaring' and 'flying' and 'different ballgame nowhere near America', since the conservatorship wouldn't be valid out of the country," said a third.
Others interpreted Spears' choice of song, which tells the story of a troubled teen with homicidal thoughts who fantasises about a school shooting, as a metaphor for the hitmaker's desire to "go after everyone who wronged her".
"'All the other kids with their pumped better run better run...' The girl has a plan and she's ready to go after everyone who wronged her," one comment read, quoting Foster the People's lyrics.
"Exactly," said another. "I believe she's going to bring down the entire Hollywood /Music industries."
Elsewhere in her message, Spears wrote that she had a "real grandfather clock that has a hidden door you can hide in," adding, "I know I'm a kid at heart!"
Some fans read this as a clever nod to Cher's song 'If I Could Turn Back Time', seeing as Spears had mentioned vacationing with the music legend, while others felt she was referencing a panic room or secret hiding place.
In two bombshell court testimonies, Spears claimed she had been "abused" by her father and her team during her conservatorship, alleging she had been drugged against her will, prevented from removing an IUD and forced to work as a "slave", among many other violations.
The Grammy winner recently won the right to choose her own lawyer moving forward, making it the first time she has had a say in her legal representation since 2008.