LOOK: BRITNEY SPEARS Opens Up About Her Past Years: "My 20s Were Awful"
It's no secret that Britney Spears' past years weren't easy. She's been involved in so many controversies over the years - including public breakdowns, messy relationships, bad choice of haircuts, paparazzi attacks and awkward live performances.
Now, the pop superstar is finally opening up about her past and admits she was lost herself that time. "My life was controlled by too many people and that doesn't really let you be yourself," she told Israeli newspaper Yediot Ahronot. "In that situation, when you're not in control, you become less excited, and there's less passion when it comes to music. I wrote back then that I was lost and didn't know what to do with myself. I was trying to please evryone around me because that's who I am deep inside. There are moments where I look back and think: 'What the hell was I thinking?"
Britney, then, decided to take a break from spotlight and give her mental health attention.
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She hit big time stardom at 17 with her record-breaking smash single "...Baby One More Time".
“I think I had fun when I was younger. I was a pretty normal girl, a tomboy," she explained. "But my 20s were awful. My 30s are much better for me. I’ve learned to get to know myself better.”
Despite the challenging life she had to go through, Britney assured she's in much "better place" now with her kids around her.
Also, a little reminder to bashers: Don't come for Britney because you might piss her off.
The singer recently responded to critics accusing her of lip-syncing during concerts and here's what she had to say: "It's really funny... A lot of people think that I don't sing live. I usually, because I'm dancing so much, I do have a little bit of playback, but there's a mixture of my voice and the playback. It really pisses me off because I am busting my ass out there and singing at the same time and nobody ever really gives me credit for it, you know?"
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