Britney: ‘I’m sick of being controlled’

03 Dec 2008

She looks better than ever and is back doing what she does best, but sources say Brit is tired of her dad’s control – and wants to take charge of her life again!

Recent pics of BRITNEY show the once broken down singer almost back to her super-toned and smiling self. And her recent mini-European tour, with coveted slots at Germany’s Bambi Awards, on French TV and the UK’s X-Factor, at which she performed her brand new track, Womanizer, garnered great reviews for her comeback – but someless than favourable ones for her blatant lip-synching.

But, although it looks like having her father JAMIE in charge of her life – and the former caterer has a say in every aspect of his daughter’s day, from who she sees and the money she spends, to where she takes the kids – is working out, sources close to the star say she is sick of the terms of the rigid conservatorship she is under.

Ahlan! delves into what Jamie has done to turn Britney’s life completely around… and reveals why she resents it so much!

1 “You can’t see Adnan again”
Jamie’s unbreakable rule is that 26-year-old Brit cannot see her former lover, British paparazzo Adnan Ghalib. And insiders say this has been the root cause of many of their father/daughter arguments.

“Britney has been fighting with her dad quite often and one of the sore subjects is Adnan,” revealed a source. “Britney wants to see him, but Jamie absolutely refuses. She is still in touch with [him], but they haven’t spent any time together, even though Brit has been constantly asking to see Adnan for months.”

2 “You have to clear everything with dad first”
Although the US courts stated that Jamie was to oversee every aspect of his daughter’s life for her own good, Brit has publicly complained about the level of control Jamie has. “There’s no excitement. There’s no passion,” she revealed of her life in her MTV documentary, Britney: For The Record. Adding that Jamie was too “in control”.

3 “All dates are to be supervised”
Due to her appalling post-Justin taste in men, Jamie has stepped in with a list of rules about Britney’s dating habits. Namely, that every date she goes on must be chaperoned by her assistant Brett, or colleagues of her manager, Larry Rudolph. But the singer has been lamenting that the dates that have been found for her by concerned pals have been dreadful.

“Right when we got there, we just knew it was bad. He looked like an older version of Harry Potter, but skinnier…” Brit told Rolling Stone about a recent bad date. “And the other date I had, the guy was really, really tall and a lot older… We’re trying to ask him questions… But you know how silly we are, so we were just cracking up.”

4 “The kids are kept out of the limelight”
Long gone are the days when Britney would be seen taking Sean and Jayden out to dinner past 10pm on a week night. Jamie has laid down the law about the boys being in the spotlight, and a pal has revealed, “Britney really doesn’t understand why Jamie won’t let her take the kids out during the day.”

5 “No clubbing, partying or staying out late”
Dedicating her time to her comeback and her kids, Britney herself has said, “I feel like an old person now. I do! I go to bed at, like, 9.30pm every night, and I don’t go out or anything.”

And pals credit Jamie with having curbed his daughter’s wild party lifestyle which saw her clubbing with Paris and Lindsay Lohan and swapping clothes on nights out with random dancers. But sources have spilled that the singer “has been complaining that daddy won’t let her go out, especially when she wants to go clubbing at night.”

Brit on her boys

The conservatorship has brought Britney closer to her sons, Sean Preston, three, and Jayden James, two. And she revealed all to Rolling Stone magazine about her role as a mum…

Bad language:
“[The boys] are starting to learn certain words like ‘stupid’, and Preston is saying the f-word sometimes. He certainly doesn’t get it from us. He must get it from his daddy. I say it, but not around my kids.”

Who the boys take after:
“Thankfully, I think they look like me. They don’t look like their father at all.”

Being mummy:
“They’re obsessed with monsters, and every night we look outside, and we have to show them that there’s no monsters out there – ‘It’s dark outside, but there’s nothing out there.’”

Her pride in her sons:
“They’re going to pre-school now… and seeing them in their little classroom and seeing Jayden being bad or not listening? It’s like, those are mine, and it is just really crazy.”

Her dream:

“That would be heaven – to have my kids on an island, and a man, and nobody can get to us.”

Her hopes:
“I would like to stop worrying so much, because I worry all the time. And to learn to be happier, just in general. I have to learn to take things not so seriously.”