On Friday, the pop superstar — who is set to release her revealing book The Woman in Me next week — shared a candid message with fans on social media about her intentions with the project.
“My book’s purpose was not to offend anyone by any means,” Spears, 41, wrote in a note on both Instagram and X, formerly Twitter.
“That was me then… that is in the past!!!”
The “Toxic” singer then wrote that most of the events recounted in her memoir date back 20 years. “I have moved on and its a beautiful clean slate from here,” she wrote. “I am here to establish it that way for the rest of my entire life!!! Either way, that is the last of it and s— happens!!”
Spears continued, writing that she “didn’t know” The Woman in Me “needed to be written,” but that it has given her “closure on all things for a better future.”
“Hopefully I can enlighten people who feel particularly alone in most cases or hurt or misunderstood,” she elaborated. “Again my motive for this book was not to harp on my past experiences…”
So far, even before its Tuesday release, The Woman in Me has sparked revelations about the entertainer’s nearly 14-year-long conservatorship, early career as a teen signing a record deal, and past romances with Justin Timberlake and Colin Farrell.
As she explained over email, it is “finally time for me to raise my voice and speak out, and my fans deserve to hear it directly from me.”
Spears also promised that writing the book would mean “no more conspiracy, no more lies — just me owning my past, present and future.”
“Over the past 15 years or even at the start of my career, I sat back while people spoke about me and told my story for me,” Spears said. “After getting out of my conservatorship, I was finally free to tell my story without consequences from the people in charge of my life.”
The Woman in Me is set to release on Oct. 24 and is available for preorder now. And for fans of Spears who may not want to open up a copy, the book’s audio edition is set to be narrated by Oscar nominee Michelle Williams, who will lend her voice to much of the memoir while Spears reads an introduction.
“This book has been a labor of love and all the emotions that come with it,” Spears previously shared in a statement shared with PEOPLE. “Reliving everything has been exciting, heart-wrenching, and emotional, to say the least. For those reasons, I will only be reading a small part of my audiobook.”
“I am so grateful to the amazing Michelle Williams for reading the rest of it.”