BRITNEY Spears told her lawyer her father threatened to take his children away from her – in explosive tapes set to be released for the first time.
The heartbreaking calls and messages from the singer concerned about daddy Jamie’s legal hold on her will air in a Netflix documentary next week.
Britney Vs Spears includes new details on the fallout from the 2008 court order imposed on the American pop star.
In a 2009 voicemail message, Britney leaves a message for her lawyer about her sons, Sean Preston, then three, and Jayden James, two.
She says, “I called you earlier. I’m calling back because I just wanted to make sure that during the process of removing guardianship, that my dad threatened me several times, that, you know, he’ll take my kids away.
She adds: “I just want to be sure that everything will go well with the process and that you take care of everything, that things will stay the same until my time on call. That’s all, goodbye.
At the time, Britney and her dancer ex-husband Kevin Federline had joint custody.
However, in 2019 Britney’s share was reduced to 30%. His lawyer said it reflected “what Kevin believes is in the best interests of the children.”
Britney’s father was granted the controversial guardianship after the public blackout which saw her shave her head.
But the 69-year-old succumbed to mounting pressure this month and filed a petition to end the 13-year-old ordinance.
However, the singer’s lawyers accused him of trying to “extort” money from his daughter.
The next court date is scheduled for next Wednesday – the day after the new documentary airs.
This week, Britney posted on Instagram: “There is nothing stronger than the bond between a mother and her son.”
She added of her boys, now 16 and 15, “I am incredibly blessed to have these two little men in my life.”
His lawyer last night filed court documents in Los Angeles arguing that the deal should be terminated without a medical assessment.
A judge will rule in due course.
Britney has been unable to make decisions about her private life without her father’s approval.
She used to call it “abuse”.