Britney's Powerful Words on Why She's Posing Topless

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| LAST UPDATE 08/18/2021

By Joyce Ballard
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Britney is taking back her power - and her body. In case you missed it, the Princess of Pop previously quit performing until she has control over the shows. Now, Spears is posing topless on the Gram, and there's a very empowering reason behind it. Here are all of the details.

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"No guys," the starlet's revealing post started. "I didn't get a boob job in just a week ... nor am I pregnant ... I have boobs in these pics cause I devoured food !!!!! Before I show you more pics of my body ... I want you to understand my thoughts on exposing my skin !!!! In my opinion it's quite twisted the immediate response of when any woman is hot and they want to shed a layer ... no ... I'm not talking in a strip club or a performance ... just on a practical scale of being in your car and realizing you're wearing a stupid long sleeve shirt in the summer !!!!"

Brit added, "The immediate reaction to any woman who does this after shedding a layer is DAMN I FEEL BETTER ... therefore you think you look better !!! I've had a billion shows where I've done that and to my horror uhhh well ... sometimes I didn't look so great ... TOO MANY TIMES and it's embarrassing as f*** but in my imagination it felt great !!!!"

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So why is the Piece of Me singer going semi-nude on Insta after those "embarrassing" moments? "It's because I was born into this world naked and I honestly feel like the weight of the world has been on my shoulders and it's made me view myself that way," she explained. "I wanted to see myself in a lighter way ... naked ... like the way I was born and to me looking back at my pictures when I shoot it's insane the psychology in seeing myself in my purest form gives evidence that pain ... hurt ... tears ... and heavy burdens aren't who I am."

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"I am a woman ... a beautiful ... sensitive woman who needs to look at myself in my purest form," Britney continued. "No ... I'm not going to do topless pics for the rest of my life cause that would get boring but it sure as hell helps when you need to be enlightened." Topless or not, we stan the Princess of Pop feeling empowered to choose how her body is portrayed.

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And Spears also gave a special shout-out to her loyal fans. "I will admit the FREE BRITNEY comments after I took my shirt off were actually really f***ing funny," she wrote. "The Free Britney campaign started with all your amazing pink Free Britney shirts 3 years ago!!! There's a way deeper meaning to the movement than you can ever imagine ... my fans have always been so damn amazing and I love you all." We love you, too! #BritneyForever