Story at a glance:

  • Britney Spears’s Instagram was deactivated.
  • The singer said on Twitter that she is taking a break from social media.
  • Her last post on Instagram included #FreeBritney.

Britney Spears’s Instagram account, which had about 34 million followers, was deactivated on Tuesday after the singer used the hashtag #FreeBritney in a post.

According to Business Insider, Instagram confirmed that its platform did not remove Spears’s account.


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A post from Spears’s Twitter account states the singer is taking a break from social media. 

Don’t worry folks ... just taking a little break from social media to celebrate my engagement!!!!  I’ll be back soon,” Spears tweeted.

"Access Hollywood" also reported that Spears wants to take a break from social media.

"She is in a great place, legally and personally, and is taking a break, as many celebrities do. It was her decision and nothing else should be read into it and that's really it," the source told "Access Hollywood."

Spears announced her engagement to Sam Asghari this week, about a month after her father stepped down as her conservator.

"Growing up in a world where basically almost everything I did was controlled by someone else ... I hope this message gets to people who have been confused or manipulated by a system," Spears captioned her last post. 

As The Hill previously reported, Spears’s father, Jamie Spears, agreed to step down as her conservator, a major legal victory in the pop star's battle against her 13-year conservatorship. 

Jamie Spears announced his decision to step down in a court document filed in a Los Angeles court. 

In the filing, Jamie Spears’s attorneys stated there are “no actual grounds for suspending or removing” him and that the public battle between him and his daughter has made the move necessary.


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Published on Sep 16, 2021