Britney Spears arrives at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City.

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PODCAST: What Really Caused Britney Spears' EPIC Meltdown?

Find out in the latest episode of the "What Really Happened?" podcast

November 8, 2017

From diva to disaster. Back in the mid-2000s, the life of pop star Britney Spears quickly turned into a very public train wreck. But how did the singer's life go off the rails? Is there more to her story than what's already been reported?

Each episode of "What Really Happened?" dives into pop culture's most talked about moments. This latest episode chronicles the time before, during, and after Britney Spears’ public ‘breakdown’ in 2007, which resulted in the creation of a conservatorship. But… there are so many questions that we needed to ask then, and still need to ask now:

  • How do we treat celebrities?
  • How can we better understand the mental state of young stars in their teens and early 20s?
  • How does the media treat people with mental health issues?

So, did Britney Spears really have a ‘breakdown’, or did the public not give her the healthy attention she needed? Find out on the next episode of the “What Really Happened?” podcast with Andrew Jenks, executive produced by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnsonavailable now on apple podcasts or wherever you listen.