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It's reported that Britney Spears has been quietly pushing for the conservatorship – and her dad's role in it – to end for years.
The star is claimed to have been frustrated at the "oppressive and controlling tool" and spoke out as early as 2016 to against dad Jamie and her conservatorship's strict guidelines.
The revelation comes a day before the singer, 39, is set to speak remotely at her hearing in her battle against her conservatorship.
The New York Times reports that it has viewed confidential documents that seemingly expressed Britney's serious opposition to the conservatorship earlier and more often than had previously been known.
It says a court investigator wrote in a report in 2016: "She articulated she feels the conservatorship has become an oppressive and controlling tool against her."
Britney wants her dad Jamie removed from the conservatorship
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According to the investigator's account of the conversation, the singer said the system had "too, too much" control.
The Baby One More Time singer claimed to the investigator at the time that she was subjected to drug tests multiple times a week.
She was also said to have expressed a "lot of fear" when it came to the conservatorship and claimed that "any mistakes resulted in 'very harsh' consequences."
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The investigator is said to have wrote: "She is ‘sick of being taken advantage of’ and she said she is the one working and earning her money but everyone around her is on her payroll."
The court investigator reported that Britney believed her dad had become "obsessed" with controlling her, but it was found that the court believed it was in the singer's best interests to stay under conservatorship due to her "complex finances, susceptibility to undue influence and 'intermittent' drug issues."
Britney Spears with her father Jamie, brother Bryan and mother Lynne
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Jamie was appointed conservator for his daughter in 2008, not long after she had been take to hospital for involuntary psychiatric evaluations amid a series of public struggles and concerns around her mental health and substance abuse.
Earlier this year a lawyer for Jamie, Vivian Lee Thoreen, told People: "Any time Britney wants to end her conservatorship, she can ask her lawyer to file a petition to terminate it; she has always had this right but in 13 years has never exercised it.
"Britney knows that her Daddy loves her, and that he will be there for her whenever and if she needs him, just as he always has been — conservatorship or not."