Despite all of her success over the decades, Britney Spears has endured one of the most turbulent lives in the public eye ever known.
The whole world has watched her highest of highs and her lowest of lows, and yet she has managed to navigate through it all and come out stonger.
But now the iconic popstar has candidly opened up about life in the spotlight on her social media and her message is very raw, and sobering.
She shared a picture on Instagram that said: "Pay close attention to the people that clap when you win," along with the caption: "Living in LA is such a trip!!! It can be lonely at times."
"You never know who to trust, and some people can be fake. I have a very small circle of friends, and simply do what makes me happy!!!"
"It breaks my heart to see the comments on my posts sometimes.... so I simply choose not to look anymore ... let the clever haters do what they do best.... hate!!!"
Many fans and friends rushed to the comments section, sharing words of love and wisdom.
One wrote: "Winners don’t hate or bully, losers (haters) only do because they don’t have what you have (which is the best heart in the world)."
Another said: "They are more people out there who love you than hate you and there are many positive comments in your posts. But I understand we you are coming from. Do what makes you happy."