"I am trying to take a moment for myself, but everything that's happening is just making it harder for me," she expressed. "Don't believe everything you read and hear. These fake emails everywhere were crafted by Sam Lutfi years ago... I did not write them. He was pretending to be me and communicating with my team with a fake email address."
She continued, "My situation is unique, but I promise I'm doing what's best at this moment You may not know this about me, but I am strong, and stand up for what I want!"
Britney's Instagram post comes a day after the hashtag, #FreeBritney, took social media by storm. Fans concerned about the singer's well-being sparked the hashtag on Twitter (making it trend, too), especially after the Princess of Pop checked into a mental health facility to help cope with her father, Jamie Spears' illness.
As recent as Sunday, the "Lucky" star was seen hanging out with her long-time boyfriend, Sam Asghari. A source told E! News of their outing, "She had a small smile and just looked chill, like she got to get away from things for a little while and enjoyed a normal day with her boyfriend."
For Spears, she says that her fans' "love and dedication is amazing."
Closing her statement on Instagram, Britney puts things simply, "What I need right now is a little bit of privacy to deal with all the hard things that life is throwing my way. If you could do that, I would be forever grateful."