Britney Spears just wants to play — and she’s certainly being playful in an inventive new murder-mystery Instagram caption to go along with some photos of her bloody Halloween costume.
The pop star posted three photos and a selfie video of the graphic getup on Monday (Nov. 1), wearing a hot-pink-and-black negligee with fuzzy leopard-print handcuffs and fake blood covering her face and hands. The caption tells the story of a woman who returned home from a night out by herself and then met a gruesome fate.
“5:45 … she arrived … the doorman said she came home alone !!! She went to dinner with two girlfriends and had 1 drink … took a cab home but was found on the floor by her neighbor … it remains a mystery,” Spears wrote. “Who would do such a thing ??? She had a wonderful family and of course they were nowhere nearby !!!!”
As many of her Instagram posts have over the past few months, the caption contained a reference to the conservatorship that has controlled her personal life and finances for the past 13 years. Some of Spears’ comments on social media have been cryptic, but this caption specifically mentions her “ma and dad” not letting her drive while she’s been under the conservatorship and asks, “can I play now ????”
“On a SPECIAL note Stay classy ‘Murica and don’t do anything I wouldn’t do because that’s like a WHOLE LOT y’all !!!!” she wrote with a string of winky faces. “Let me explain myself … I’m saying in a crazy world like we have today that it’s pretty important to stay safe !!! Like we did for Covid y’all !!!! But still have fun … I mean duh !!! It’s been 13 years for me so I’m a little rusty !!!! Ma and dad can I drive my car now ??? JUST KIDDING … but seriously, can I play now ???? I just really don’t want to offend anyone though.”
Spears’ conservatorship has come into question over the past year-plus thanks to the efforts of the #FreeBritney movement and the FX and Hulu documentary Framing Britney Spears that came out in February. Since a spotlight has been put on the arrangement, Spears’ father, Jamie, has been removed as the conservator of her estate, and her newly appointed lawyer, Mathew Rosengart, has filed a petition to end the conservatorship entirely.
See the photos and video and full caption below: