10 Britney Spears Lyrics About Breaking Free & Dealing With The Media

From “Stronger” to “Piece of Me,” the singer has had no problem advocating for herself.

Britney Spears performs at the 29th American Music Awards in 2002.
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One of the strongest themes in Britney Spears’ repertoire of hits has been her desire for independence and her contempt for the media, whose overbearing treatment of her arguably led to the conservatorship that was placed on her in 2008, as outlined in Hulu’s 2021 documentaries Framing Britney Spears and Controlling Britney Spears.

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“Hush, just stop: There’s nothing you can do or say / I’ve had enough, I'm not your property as from today”

—“Stronger” (2000)

From her 2000 empowerment anthem “Stronger” to her cover of Bobby Brown’s “My Prerogative,” Spears has no problem advocating for herself and her freedom. And as shown in her defiant middle finger to tabloid culture, “Piece of Me,” she’s willing to go after the people who won’t leave her alone.