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"You're so far from righteous." Everything Britney Spears has said to her family in the last 48 hours.

After years of silence and secrecy, Britney Spears has found - or been given back - her voice.

In June, the singer delivered a 24-minute testimony about the conservatorship she's lived under for 13 years, labelling it "abusive" and begging to be given back control over her own life.

Then on July 15, she appeared in court again and was granted a major win: Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny allowed Spears to hire her own lawyer, former federal prosecutor Mathew Rosengart.

Watch: Craig Ferguson's 2007 monologue about Britney Spears. Post continues below video.


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Spears, taking part in the hearing by phone, told the judge she approved of Rosengart after several conversations with him. 

"I would like to charge my father with conservatorship abuse," she said, speaking so rapidly she was at times difficult for the court reporter and journalists in the courtroom to understand.

She said she wanted the conservatorship to end immediately but not if it required going through any more "stupid" evaluations.

"If this is not abuse, I don't know what is," Spears said as she described being denied things as basic as coffee, her driver's licence and her "hair vitamins" by the conservatorship.

But Spears has not just been speaking up in court.

She used the words #FreeBritney for the first time last week in a social media post directly after her court win, where she posted footage of herself cartwheeling in celebration.

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"Thank you to my fans who are supporting me," she wrote, ending the post with #FreeBritney.

The popstar, 39, then shared messages to social media over the weekend, with many thinly veiled shots at her family.

On Saturday, she shared an image with the quote "never forget who ignored you when you needed them and who helped you before you even had to ask".

The post came two days after her mother, Lynne Spears, posted a Bible quote to Instagram: "the light shines in the darkness and the darkness as not overcome it".

Her younger sister Jamie Lynn also posted vague messages of encouragement that seem directed at her sister on her Instagram Story.

"Once you choose hope, anything's possible," one said, followed by another that read: "Dear Lord, Can we end this bull sh*t once and for all. Amen."

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The timing and content of Spears' post led many to believe it was directed at their posts.

"There's nothing worse than when the people closest to you, who never showed up for you, post things in regard to your situation whatever it may be and speak righteously for support," Spears wrote.

"How dare the people you love the most say anything at all... did they even put a hand out to even lift me up at the TIME!!!??? How dare you make it public that NOW you CARE... Please stop with the righteous approach when you're so far from righteous it's not even funny." 

This was followed up a day later by another Instagram post, criticising those who questioned Spears' content. 

She said she would not perform as long as she was held under a conservatorship managed by her father, Jamie Spears.

"I'm not gonna be performing on any stages anytime soon with my dad handling what I wear, say, do, or think. I've done that for the past 13 years," she said.

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Spears also directly addressed her sister, who raised eyebrows by liking the post.

"I don't like that my sister showed up at an awards show and performed MY SONGS to remixes," she said.

In response, fans began recirculating video of Jamie Lynn performing her sister's songs and Spears' apparent uncomfortable reaction.

"My so-called support system hurt me deeply," Spears continued in her caption.

"This conservatorship killed my dreams, so all I have is hope and hope is the only thing in this world that is very hard to kill."

Most recently, Spears appeared to directly mock her sister in yet another Instagram caption.

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Other celebrities have been showing support for the star on her posts, including Paris Hilton, Snooki and Selma Blair.

Meanwhile, Jamie Lynn and Lynne have both limited comments on their posts.

Spears and her new lawyer have yet to file a formal request to end the conservatorship. 

The next court hearing is scheduled for September 29 in Los Angeles. 

Until then, fans, and now Spears herself, will continue to yell #FreeBritney.

-With AAP.

Feature image: Getty/Instagram.

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