Britney Spears Says She's 'on Cloud 9' After Conservatorship Victory

Britney Spears took her celebration to the skies on Wednesday, after clocking a major win in her long-running conservatorship battle.

The pop superstar, 39, took to Instagram to share footage of herself having her first ever flying lesson, hours after a judge suspended her father, Jamie Spears, from her 13-year conservatorship.

In the video, Britney Spears was seen taking command of the controls, as a flight instructor got her up to speed on the technicalities of the task.

Captioning the post, the singer wrote: "On cloud 9 right now 🤩☁️✈️ !!!! First time flying a plane and first time in a prop plane ✈️ !!! Geez I was scared 😳 🙄 !!!

She concluded: "Pssss bringing the ship 🛳 home, JL ... Stay classy beautiful people !!!! New pics coming soon 📷😉✨ !!!!"

The upbeat post came hours after Judge Brenda Penny agreed in Los Angeles County Superior Court to suspend Jamie Spears from his daughter's conservatorship, meaning he will no longer oversee her fortune and career.

On asking for Jamie Spears' immediate removal from the conservatorship, Britney Spears' lawyer, Mathew Rosengart, had cited allegations that the star's phone and home had been bugged—claims made in the new Controlling Britney Spears documentary, per Entertainment Tonight.

Rosengart had also mentioned the 2019 domestic violence restraining order against Jamie Spears that was granted on behalf of Britney Spears' sons Sean Preston and Jayden James, now 16 and 15 respectively.

The lawyer requested to submit a 30-day plan for a transition to bring a complete end to the conservatorship by the end of this fall, while certified public accountant John Zabel was appointed as Jamie Spears' temporary successor.

Britney Spears
Britney Spears shared footage of herself taking a flying lesson Wednesday, hours after a judge suspended her father, Jamie Spears, from her controversial conservatorship. Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic;/Britney Spears/Instagram

In August, the singer's father had announced through his legal team that he planned to eventually step down as conservator, and even requested that the arrangement end altogether.

"Recent events related to this conservatorship have called into question whether circumstances have changed to such an extent that grounds for establishment of a conservatorship may no longer exist," read the filing.

However, in a separate court filing on Tuesday, Rosengart accused Jamie Spears of wanting "to escape justice and accountability (but will not) and he will evidently do or say anything to avoid it."

Jamie Spears' lawyer, Vivian Thoreen, had attempted to appeal the suspension on Wednesday, citing her client's intention to step down. But Judge Penny responded that the order cannot be appealed.

A hearing on the petition to terminate the conservatorship altogether is scheduled to take place on November 12.

Britney Spears was placed under the conservatorship in 2008, amid concerns for her mental health. Her father oversaw her financial and personal affairs until 2019, when he stepped down from the personal arm, citing health reasons.

Care professional Jodi Montgomery subsequently succeeded Jamie Spears in overseeing Britney Spears' person, a role she continues to hold.

The conservatorship case had been garnering increased attention in recent years, thanks in large part to the Free Britney movement launched by fans.

On June 23, Britney Spears—who recently announced her engagement to Sam Asghari—testified about her experiences under the conservatorship, alleging that she had been made to perform, take medication and wear a contraceptive device against her will.

Newsweek has contacted a representative of Jamie Spears for comment.

Britney Spears' father, Jamie Spears
Britney Spears' father, Jamie Spears leaves the Los Angeles County Superior courthouse on March 10, 2008. Jamie Spears had petitioned to step down as his daughter's conservator in August. VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images

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