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Britney Spears’ dad putting more states on notice he’s in charge of pop star’s life


Britney Spears is pictured with her dad, Jamie Spears. (Instagram)

Britney Spears’ dad is making more moves to consolidate his control over the singer across eight new states and the District of Columbia.

Jamie Spears filed new paperwork in Los Angeles County probate court saying he “intends to register” his conservatorship over the pop star in Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Tennessee, Virginia and D.C.

He filed a similar notice in May saying he planned to register the conservatorship in Louisiana, Hawaii and Florida.

The new 2-page filing did not elaborate on Jamie’s motives, but he reportedly is worried about maintaining his authority over the singer if she travels outside California.

Spears, 37, has been the subject of a conservatorship helmed by her dad since 2008. The court-monitored program gives him control over how much money the Grammy winner can spend and whether or not she can marry again.

The “Toxic” singer has been in a relationship with boyfriend Sam Asghari for years and traveled with him to Florida over the summer.

One guardianship expert told The News that Jamie’s effort might signal a concern someone is trying to thwart his authority.

“Let’s say she gets married in Florida. When she comes back to California, he could have that annulled. But he can’t force her to come back,” Elaine Renoire, head of the National Association to Stop Guardian Abuse, said.

Spears attended a closed-door hearing in her conservatorship case last May because she wanted to speak to the judge about her medical care, her kids and her music career, her lawyer said.

The judge listened to Spears in a sealed courtroom and then ordered both an evaluation of the conservatorship and a follow-up hearing Sept. 18.

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In a social media post last spring, Spears addressed reports she recently spent time in a mental health facility.

“Hi, guys. Just checking in with all of you who are concerned about me. All is well,” Spears said in an Instagram video posted April 23.

“My family has been going through a lot of stress and anxiety lately, so I just needed time to deal. But don't worry, I'll be back very soon,” she said.

“I am trying to take a moment for myself, but everything that’s happening is just making it harder for me. Don’t believe everything you read and hear,” she said.