Tearful Britney Spears breaks down in second court hearing on 'cruel' conservatorship, demands dad be 'removed today'

Britney Spears has broken down in court during a highly-emotional second hearing regarding the conservatorship controlled by her father, demanding he be "removed today". 

"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," Spears reportedly told Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny. 

"This conservatorship is literally allowing my dad to ruin my life," she added, her voice cracking

The 'Toxic' singer revealed she had "always been extremely scared" of her father, and was afraid he would "show up drunk" to her dance classes when she was a child. 

"I'm here to get rid of my dad and charge him with conservatorship abuse," she said. "I want to press charges for abuse." 

At one stage, the judge reportedly told Spears to take "all the time she needed" to compose herself after she became emotional during her testimony. 

She told the court every part of her life had been controlled including what she ate, and that she had been forced to work 70 hours a week. 

"Their goal was to make me feel crazy and I'm not," she said. "And that's not OK."

"Ma'am, that's not abuse, that's just f**king cruelty," a tearful Spears reportedly said.

“Excuse my language but it's the truth." 

Spears insisted she wanted her father ousted from the legal arrangement immediately, without the need for her to undergo a medical assessment. She said she would be "happy" for co-conservator Jodi Montgomery to remain in her role overseeing Spears' financial and personal affairs. 

The 'Hit Me Baby One More Time' singer credited her fans and the proponents of the #FreeBritney movement for helping her find the strength to speak up about her situation. 

"It's because of them I am here today. It's because of them I have the f**king strength to speak up against my family who have silenced me and my fans for years," she said. 

The judge also approved Spears to hire her own lawyer moving forward in the conservatorship battle, making it the first time she has had a say in her legal representation since 2008.