Britney Spears has returned to the headlines recently, but not because of her hit songs. The 39-year-old singer is currently embroiled in a nasty court battle, seeking to end a 13-year long conservatorship that has given control over all her financial and medical decisions to her father and another court-appoint conservator. Spears has been blunt in her assessment of how she has been treated during that time, describing it as a form of abuse. While the outcome of the court case remains in doubt and has generated wide-ranging betting odds, Spears’ explosive testimony has increased the likelihood that the “Oops, I did it Again” singer will eventual engaging in a tell-all media interview to set the record straight.
MyTopSportsbooks takes a look at all the events leading up to one of the biggest legal cases of 2021, and the best bets on who will conduct the first interview with Britney. Sports bettors getting in on Entertainment betting action for the first time should refer to our guide for tips on how to hone their betting strategies.
|Who Will Interview Britney Spears First?|
Conservatorship Story Starts in 2008
The story of Britney Spears’ conservatorship nightmare dates back to 2008. In the months following her 2006 divorce from Kevin Federline, things went from bad to worse for Britney. A prolonged battle with Federline over custody of their two children contributed to a mental health crisis that resulted in run-ins with the police, and several stints in the hospital. However, things took a turn for the worse for Britney after she was placed in involuntary psychiatric care on two occasions, leading her father Jamie to petition the court for an emergency temporary conservatorship that would later become permanent.
The law supports conservatorships when less restrictive options are ruled out, but too often, they’re granted as a “first resort” when someone encounters difficulties or experiences age-related disabilities. https://t.co/JeJpdkCGpX
— ACLU of South Dakota (@ACLUSouthDakota) July 9, 2021
Little changed legally over the subsequent decade, a period of time during which Britney claimed to be forced to perform, take birth control pills, and other medication including Lithium. However, with the elder Spears now in ill health, Britney has taken the offensive to regain control of her life.
And the Princess of Pop has steadily gained momentum at the sportsbooks, with a $20 bet at Bovada (1.833) with the odds of Britney’s conservatorship being lifted by July 1, 2022, getting pegged at a short -120 at Bovada. For sports bettors holding the highest confidence in Britney’s chances of reclaiming control over her life sooner rather than later, the betting value is even greater at MyBookie, where Britney sports attractive +300 odds of seeing her the conservatorship end by December 31, 2021.
Oprah the Easy Pick as Favorite
With confidence growing that Britney will soon get to follow her own prerogative once again, attention has turned to whom she will tell her story. It comes as a surprise to one that Oprah Winfrey has emerged as the early favorite to do a sit-down tell-all with the Louisiana native. Oprah made massive headlines with her exclusive interview with Prince Harry and Megan Markle earlier this year, with the rogue Royals offering up tasty tidbits about how tough it is being a prince and princess in the 21st century.
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The success of that interview has lifted Oprah to the top of the odds as a short +200 favorite at xBet to conduct the next major interview with Britney. Indeed, it looked like plans were in the works for the two women to share a televised chat, with widespread media reports suggesting it was a done deal back in March. However, Britney herself quickly quashed those rumors, indicating that she was not yet ready to do such an interview while still subject to the conservatorship.
Britney Looking to Avoid Past Interview Experience
While that does not preclude Oprah from eventually landing the interview, it does open up the door to some intriguing alternatives when Britney is ready to talk. It has been many years since Britney sat down for an interview, and not all of her past chit-chats have gone well. She ripped the media for invading her private life in a 2006 interview with former Today Show host Matt Lauer and was described as “America’s most famous paradox in pink” by a condescending Diane Sawyer in a 2003 interview.
Diane Sawyer, questioning Britney Spears about being a role model to very young fans. pic.twitter.com/BfnLcY1SAS
— Madonna Nation ❌ (@MadonnaNationX) February 10, 2021
That experience could lead Britney to consider seeking an interview well outside the confines of tabloid media and makes Joe Rogan an intriguing betting option to consider to bring out her story. Well known for his role as the host at major UFC events, Rogan has also emerged as one of the most popular interviewers in the world, with his podcast “The Joe Rogan Experience” enjoying spectacular success.
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Not one to shy away from controversy, Rogan’s interview resume features the likes of Dave Chappelle, Kanye West, Leah Remini, and Lance Armstrong. That has helped lift Rogan to an intriguing +1000 bet at MyBookie, with a $20 bet returning a lucrative $220.
MTV an Intriguing Longshot
Of course, it is impossible to talk about Britney’s story without discussing the two documentaries that have been made about her. “Framing Britney Spears” is a documentary made without Britney’s cooperation that is currently available on US streaming services. While the documentary has gained her plenty of sympathies, Britney has reportedly been critical of its portrayal of her.
Here is Britney Spears talking about the conservatorship herself 13 YEARS ago in her documentary called For The Record, give her back her voice, her freedom and her life. #FreeBritney 🤍 pic.twitter.com/YmblP0ymkV
— 🌹 (@Martiijnn) February 6, 2021
However, Britney and her team were much more in control of the message in the 2008 documentary “Britney: For the Record”. The MTV documentary offered fans the first glimpse of Britney’s life under conservatorship, and a follow-up film now could enable her to finish the story on her own terms. That makes a value bet worth considering at xBet, where the odds of MTV or VH1 landing the next Britney interview sit at a lengthy +3000.