Legendary singer and frequent Target-shopper Britney Spears is being upfront about her frustrations.
She can't seem to trust many people these days -- not when she opens up to someone only to have them try to sabotage her.
It's rare to see a glimpse like this into the real, everyday troubles in Britney's life. Take a look at what she has to say:
Navigating through life can be tough, even for one of the most talented beings on the planet, as Britney shared in a recent, heartfelt Instagram post.
"Living in LA is such a trip!!!" Britney's caption begins. "It can be lonely at times."
"You never know whom to trust," she laments. "And some people can be fake."
"I have a very small circle of friends," Britney shares.
"And," she adds, she has resolved to "simply do what makes me happy!!!"
Britney also took aim at some of the nasty things that trolls say to her on social media.
"It breaks my heart to see the comments on my posts sometimes ...." Britney admits.
"So," she reveals. "I simply choose not to look anymore ..."
That is extremely fair -- and also wise. Some people can't help but look.
Britney explains that she has resolved to "let the clever haters do what they do best .... hate!!!"
That's a very good attitude to have.
Britney's ludicrously hunky boyfriend Sam Asghari chimed in with a comment of his own.
"Winners don’t hate or bully," his comment begins.
He adds that "losers (haters) only do because they don’t have what you have."
He's not talking about her fortune or her looks or even her talent, but something deeper.
Sam explains what she has: "which is the best heart in the world."
Britney shared the message alongside a key piece of life advice.
"Pay attention to the people who don't clap when you win," the advice reads.
That is very wise, especially for someone who has enjoyed such tremendous success for the past two decades.
Britney has been met by envy and sabotage left and right.
And her post makes it clear that some of that has come from people whom she had trusted and considered friends.
Britney has more going on than some unkind friends and a bunch of trolls leaving hateful comments.
For more than a decade, now, she has been placed under a conservatorship, allowing her father to effectively run her life.
Now, Britney is asking for certain freedoms -- you know, like an adult might have.
A judge has ordered an investigator to look into all angles of Britney's life and situation.
More than 11 years of daddy holding the purse strings for his talented, successful daughter seems like enough, don't you think?
There's no doubt where public opinion lies -- Britney's fans have been crying #FreeBritney for the better part of the year.
In fact, even Britney's mother has seemed to take an interest in recent months.
Previously, she trusted Jamie to look after their daughter's interests. Now, it seems, she wants to be in the loop.
Lynn has even discussed what she perceives to be censorship of her daughter's social media feed, chatting with superfans about how kind comments seem to "disappear."
We are Britney fans first and people second, and it is our sincere hope that she is soon free to live her best life and make her own excellent choices.