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Britney Spears' Longtime Assistant Felicia Speaks Out on Conservatorship in New Documentary

Britney Spears' Longtime Assistant Felicia Speaks Out on Conservatorship in New Documentary

Britney Spears‘ longtime assistant and friend, Felicia Culotta, is speaking out in a new interview for the documentary Framing Britney Spears.

Fe gave insight into how she became Britney‘s chaperone when the singer was just 15 and she opened up about how her role changed over time. She also gave her thoughts on the controversial conservatorship that Britney has been under for over a decade.

“The one reason I agreed to do the interview is so we can remind people why they fell in love with her in the first place,” Felicia explained to the interviewers.

Fe, who is from Britney‘s hometown in Louisiana, said that she was living in New York City when the singer’s record deal was signed. Britney‘s mom Lynne invited her to lunch with them and asked her to become her daughter’s chaperone as she wouldn’t be able to travel with her.

“She said, ‘Felicia I had an ulterior motive for inviting you to dinner. She got a record deal today and I can’t travel with her, Jamie Lynn‘s in the first grade, can you travel with her?’” Fe said.

“I don’t know that I ever really had any definition on what I was supposed to do with Britney. For a long time they called me her chaperone and then at one point they wanted to call me her partner and we didn’t think that sounded right,” Fe explained. “I definitely wasn’t her mother or her big sister, so we settled on assistant.”

Click inside to read what Felicia Culotta said about the conservatorship…

Felicia also discussed the conservatorship and how her role in Britney‘s life changed after the singer’s dad Jamie Spears got control of the singer’s life.

“To be honest, I didn’t then nor do I now understand what a conservatorship is,” Felicia said. “Especially for somebody’s Britney‘s age and somebody capable of so much I know, firsthand, she’s capable of.”

“Once the conservatorship started, my role changed,” she said, adding that she started giving backstage tours instead of doing her assistant role.

“When I went back, it was a different business management and her dad was involved. They did not hire me, the touring company hired me,” she continued. “I don’t know why the Britney company didn’t hire me. All I know is, maybe, they didn’t know the role I had played earlier. So I took a backseat and simply did what I was hired to do. I don’t really know what went on, I just don’t know that they knew her well enough to realize her capabilities in making the decisions. Just me looking in, that’s what I saw.”

Felicia hopes that Britney will be able to tell her story one day on her own terms.

“I know at some point she will tell her story, I know she will and I am so grateful for when that point comes,” she said. “Everything will fall into place.”

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