Britney Spears 'free to speak her mind' amid conservator

Britney Spears feels “free to speak her mind” amid her ongoing conservatorship battle.

The ‘Toxic’ hitmaker has been appearing in court in recent weeks in a bid to end her conservatorship, and since her hearings began she has already been allowed to hire her own attorney and been granted the ability to drive again.

And Britney is said to be “relieved and hopeful” about the progress she and her legal team are making.

An insider told E! News: "Since Britney spoke out in court, things have changed and become a little bit more relaxed. She's gained more independence and control over her life. She feels a big weight has been lifted and that she is free to speak her mind. She is relieved and hopeful about the future for the first time in years."

The comments come after Britney, 39, was also said to be “very hopeful” that her new lawyer, Mathew Rosengart, will be able to end her conservatorship.

Another source said: “She likes the court developments so far. She is very hopeful that her new lawyer will be able to end the conservatorship.