Britney Spears is speaking out for the first time following the release of a documentary that raises questions about her conservatorship, saying she "cried for two weeks" after viewing parts of it.
"My life has always been very speculated...watched...and judged really my whole life," the "Womanizer" singer wrote in a Tuesday Instagram post to her 29 million followers.
"I have been exposed my whole life performing in front of people," the entertainer, who began her career as a child actress, wrote.
"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," Spears said.
"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!!!!"
Spears's post was accompanied by a video of her dancing to Aerosmith's 1993 hit, "Crazy."
The remarks on Spears's Instagram account are the first public comments she's made since the February release of the Hulu-New York Times documentary "Framing Britney Spears."
The documentary drew attention to the legal conservatorship that the 39-year-old performer is under — her father, Jamie Spears, has served as her court-appointed conservator since 2008 following her hospitalization for mental health issues. Spears petitioned to have her father removed as conservator late last year.
In her Tuesday post, Spears wrote, "I do what I can in my own spirituality with myself to try and keep my own joy...love...and happiness."
"Every day dancing brings me joy!!! I'm not here to be perfect...perfect is boring," Spears said. "I'm here to pass on kindness!!!"