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Brittney Spears Compared Her Conservatorship To Sex Trafficking In Court Testimony

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For years, the pop star Brittney Spears has been held prisoner and forced to work a grueling schedule as her father and a group of lawyers have totally controlled her life and finances. Despite being a fully functional adult, Spears had most of her legal rights taken away at the height of her fame. When Brittney Spears was in her prime, she was followed everywhere by the media, and this eventually took a major toll on her mental health, a situation that many celebrities face.

She found the situation to become increasingly harmful when she became a mother and was constantly hounded by the press out in public. On several occasions, she lashed out at photographers and members of the press for following her around, but this is not unusual for celebrities.

It is a fairly regular occurrence in Hollywood for cameras to be broken, or for body guards to assault photographers. When her outbursts were making front page news, her father filed for a conservatorship, which gave him full control over her personal and financial life.

Spears has now spent the past 13 years, making music, touring, and doing advertisements, but she has not been able to manage her own money or choose her own schedule. At a hearing in court this week, Spears compared her condition to trafficking.

“I worked seven days a week, no days off, which in California, the only similar thing to this is called sex trafficking. Making anyone work against their will, taking all their possessions away — credit card, cash, phone, passport — and placing them in a home where they work with the people who live with them,” she said.

“If I didn’t do any of my meetings and work from eight to six at night, which is 10 hours a day, seven days a week, no days off, I wouldn’t be able to see my kids or my boyfriend. I never had a say in my schedule. They always told me I had to do this,” she added.

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Brittney Spears has been a source of wealth for her parents since she was a young girl. They took her to audition for Disney and have been benefiting from her success ever since.

In court, Spears also revealed that the conditions of her conservatorship prevent her from getting married or having children. These terms are taken so seriously that she has been forced to take birth control.

“I just want my life back. It’s been 13 years and it’s enough. It’s enough and it makes no sense at all … I’m done. I want to sue my family, to be totally honest with you,” she said.

“I’m not here to be anyone’s slave,” she added.

Spears has fought for years to end the conservatorship, despite telling friends and fans that she was OK. It was not until she walked off stage at the start of her Vegas residency that people began to suspect that something could be wrong. Shortly after, she began to make filings in court to have herself released, but her family continued to fight for control over her estate.

The ruling has not yet come in, but public opinion is strongly in favor of having Spears released from the conservatorship.

Michelle Williams is a New York native and Cornell University alumni currently living in Los Angeles and working as a journalist for numerous Midialab ventures. Williams began her career working as a copy editor for a large television production firm and then moved on to entertainment writing after developing some industry contacts in LA.

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Tekashi 6ix9ine Says There’s “No Difference” Between Him and Tupac

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Tekashi 6ix9ine has claimed there’s “no difference” between him and the late Tupac Shakur.

In a recent interview with The New York Times, the controversial rapper discussed everything from his sentencing, whether he regrets being part of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods, to pleading guilty to use of a child in a sexual performance. The latter when he compared himself to Tupac.

The interview came just days before the rapper released his first album “TattleTales,” since being released from prison.

In February of this year, Tekashi was facing years in prison after pleading guilty to charges of – firearms and racketeering; now, more than six months later, he has more than one billion views accumulated on YouTube in just four months.

Tekashi’s real name is Daniel Hernandez. Hernandez said he plans to “just keep dominating” and stay out of trouble.

Tupac came up when Hernandez was discussing his plea of guilty to the use of a child in a sexual performance. He was seen in videos imitating graphic acts and touching a 13-year-old while she performed sex acts on other men around him.

Hernandez who was 18 years old at the time of the situation, expressed that he’s not a “40-year-old Jeffrey Epstein-type.” Adding that he’s now “a true inspiration to the kids.”

Tekashi was then asked, “Do you understand the view that you don’t need to be a public figure, that you don’t deserve to be famous, based on your real-world actions with real human victims?”

In which Hernandez replied:

No, I don’t. Tupac Shakur was convicted of rape. Is Tupac Shakur loved or hated? Loved! What’s the difference between me and Tupac Shakur?

For our younger readers, Tupac Shakur was convicted of first-degree sexual assault in 1994 and was sentenced to 18 months to four-and-a-half years in prison for the offense.

NYT interviewer Joe Coscarelli argued with 6ix9ine that Tupac “tried to give back with his work”. While Hernandez claimed his music was helping the world too. However, Coscarelli closed that discussion calling Hernandez’s songs “turn-up music, but it’s not introspective.”

Hernandez then played Tupac’s Troublesome ’96 to Coscarelli and told him.

“What’s the difference between that and Billy? “A born leader, never leave the crib without my heater!” You’re telling me he gave back through his art? You’re lying to me.”

Coscarelli responded to Hernandez and said he has only “one type of record” while Tupac was “multifaceted” with different types of songs. Tekashi answered, “I got to feed what, in 2020, is relevant. I got to feed the masses. There’s no difference between me and Tupac Shakur.”

Hernandez ended the interview with, “Keep hating me, because you’re going to keep tuning in.”

It’s very interesting to see Takashi compare himself to Tupac Shakur and make a mention of Jeffrey Epstein in the interview. Although, Hernandez seems to be one of the most hated in rap for his snitching and flaunting it. He has turned his life around somewhat and has managed to release a new album featuring big stars, including Nicki Minaj, Smilez, and Akon.

Maybe, Hernandez can learn from Akon (Aliaume Damala Badara Akon Thiam) who is using his influence to help and give back to the world, mainly Africa by building the world’s first crypto city, as Anewspost previously reported.

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Sony Offering Gamers Jobs To Play Video Games

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If you are not entertaining enough for using Twitch.tv, or one of its alternatives, fear not, Sony wants to hire gamers to test its video games for a living.

Sony PlayStation are on the lookout for gamers to test their games as they prepare to release the latest version of their flagship console the Playstation 5 (PS5.)

Job listings for ‘Localisation Testers’ has appeared on Indeed, with one of the requirements being: “Passionate games player.”

There’s just one catch, you will need to be able to speak Portuguese, Russian or Arabic as well as English, Okay, two catches, you need to be based in Liverpool, UK too.

The three positions listed are for a Brazilian, Russian, and Arabic tester to translate the games and make sure they have proper subtitles as well as menus in other languages, and audio.

A good level of knowledge for the required language (grammar, spelling, and punctuation) are all key skills, along with having good attention to detail according to the description of the job.

The candidate is also required to have knowledge of games across various platforms, and know-how to use MS Office, as well as a basic understanding of the development cycle and constraint.

Sony says they want to hear from anyone who has a passion for languages and games, enjoys finding linguistic mistakes in video games, and likes being part of an international team that impacts players around the world.

The role description reads:

As a Localisation Tester, you will be making sure the audio and text in a video game are correct. You will need to have native level knowledge for the required language (grammar, spelling, and punctuation) and good attention to detail to find and provide corrections for errors. Occasionally, you will translate text for a video game or marketing.

Do you have a passion for languages and games? Do you enjoy finding linguistic mistakes in video games? Would you like to be part of an international team whose work has impact on players around the world? Then we would love to hear from you!

Accepted candidates will be required to complete a mandatory translation test to see if they qualify for the job. If you do end up qualifying and getting the job, the hours are 37.5 hours per week, working 9 am to 5:30 pm from Monday to Friday.

If this sounds like you and you live in the UK, then get to applying soldier. If you’ve always wanted to play video games all day long for a living then what are you waiting for? Now is your opportunity and this might not happen again for a long time. Click here to apply.

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Kanye West Tweets About Divorce And Claims Movie “Get Out” Was About Him

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After entering the race for the presidency extremely late, rapper and entrepreneur Kanye West appears to be in the midst of a mental breakdown, and is going through some difficult times with his family as a result.

During his first campaign rally in South Carolina, West became very emotional and started discussing some very private things about his personal life, including the fact that he considered having one of his children aborted. His family reportedly wanted to have him committed to a mental hospital because they were so concerned about his mental health as they were watching the rally. West says that this is not the first time something like this has happened, and later posted to Twitter that the movie “Get Out” is about him.

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After getting home from the event, West posted a rant about his family on Twitter, but later deleted it. In the posts, he revealed that he and Kim had been considering getting a divorce for a while now. He also called his mother in law “Kris Jong-Un.”

Sources later confirmed to the media that Kim Kardashian, has begun contacting lawyers about a divorce. However, Kardashian later made a post on her Instagram page asking for privacy and compassion, and discussing her husband’s mental health issues.

In the post, Kardashian wrote:

“As many of you know, Kanye has bipolar disorder. Anyone who has this or has a loved one in their life who does, knows how incredibly complicated and painful it is to understand. I’ve never spoken publicly about how this has affected us at home because I am very protective of our children and Kanye’s right to privacy when it comes to his health. But today, I feel like I should comment on it because of the stigma and misconceptions about mental health. Those that understand mental illness or even compulsive behavior know that the family is powerless unless the member is a minor. People who are unaware or far removed from this experience can be judgmental and not understand that the individual themselves have to engage in the process of getting help no matter how hard family and friends try.”

In the days that followed, a long list of celebrities made appearances at West’s ranch in Wyoming to offer support and see how he was doing.

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In an interview in 2018, Kanye admitted that he became addicted to opioids when they were prescribed to him after he got liposuction. The addiction may have contributed to his nervous breakdown in 2016. He has also said that he has been suicidal at times. In a 2019 interview with David Letterman, he said that he has bipolar disorder.

Kanye is also promoting a new album, and some people have suggested that his recent antics have been some sort of a publicity stunt, but anyone with a friend or family member who suffers from bipolar disorder can recognize the telltale signs of a mental breakdown, and West is clearly in the midst of one. Luckily, it appears that he may have recognized the error in his ways, because he later posted an apology.

As for West’s presidential run, it seems that there is no chance of him qualifying in any of the 50 US states, but it is still possible for him to make outrageous statements on his Twitter account.

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