“The one reason why I agreed to do the interview is so we can remind people why they fell in love with her in the first place,” Culotta explained near the top of the special.
“I have no idea that I ever in reality had any definition on what I used to be meant to do with Britney. For a very long time they known as me her chaperone after which at one level they wanted to call me her partner and we didn’t think that sounded right,” she said of her role in Spears’ orbit. “I indubitably wasn’t her mom or her large sister, so we settled on assistant.”
Footage confirmed Culotta proudly appearing off the Britney file and price tag sale memorabilia she had framed at the partitions of her house, as she talked about the “tiny, sleepy” town of Kentwood, Louisiana from which they hailed. “We are who we are, we’re not wealthy, however we are rich in different ways,” she added, announcing Spears used to be a church-goer from a tender age and anyone she’s recognized since Britney used to be simply 5 years previous.
Culotta defined that she used to be running as a nanny in New York City when Spears landed her file deal. That’s when she first become a member of the Britney team, after a call from the singer’s mother, Lynne Spears.“She stated, ‘Felicia I had an ulterior reason for inviting you to dinner. She were given a file deal these days and I will be able to’t shuttle together with her, Jamie Lynn’s within the first grade, are you able to travel with her?'” Culotta recalled, saying she initially only agreed to be her so-called chaperone for just three months. Of course, their running dating lasted for much longer than that.
She detailed how, as Britney’s reputation began to climb throughout the ones early “…Baby One More Time Days,” enthusiasts began to hunt her out at mall performances as a substitute of merely coming throughout them whilst they shopped. She additionally printed how Spears used a few of her early profits to offer again to these in her native land.
“We nonetheless have been the ones other people from Mississippi, Louisiana, we were fresh, everything was new,” said Felicia. “One of the first things that she did when she just was getting famous was, we have been house for Christmas, and he or she sought after to head get $10,000 in $100 expenses and he or she drove via Kentwood and gave out $100 expenses.”
As the particular touched on Britney’s dating with Justin Timberlake, Culotta used to be MIA, even though she did in brief touch upon Spears’ marriage to Kevin Federline.
“I don’t believe I used to be in any respect shocked when she and Kevin were given engaged,” stated Felicia. “She informed me after which I have in mind her announcing, ‘I gotta name my mama.’ I used to be like, ‘Absolutely, you do.”
From there, the documentary began to element one of the most hassle spaces of Spears’ lifestyles, which started across the time she and Federline welcomed their first son, Sean Preston. The two welcomed another baby, before splitting, as stories about Britney being an unfit mother started making headlines. Then got here the nights out with Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan, the head-shaving incident, her custody struggle and, in the end, her 2008 5150 hang. That, in fact, ended in her conservatorship, which she’s nonetheless underneath these days.
“To be fair, I did not then nor do I now perceive what a conservatorship is,” Culotta stated of the association, underneath which Spears has no keep an eye on over her property or funds. “Especially for someone’s Britneys age and someone in a position to such a lot I do know, firsthand, she’s in a position to.”
“Once the conservatorship began, my function modified,” stated Culotta, who transitioned into a task giving behind the scenes excursions when the “Circus” excursion began in 2009.
“When I went again, it used to be a special business management and her dad was involved. They did not hire me, the touring company hired me,” Culotta explained. “I don’t know why the Britney corporate did not rent me. All I do know is, possibly, they did not know the function I had performed previous.”
“So I took a backseat and easily did what I used to be employed to do,” she added. “I do not in reality know what went on, I simply have no idea that they knew her smartly sufficient to understand her functions in making the selections. Just me taking a look in, that is what I noticed.”
Culotta persisted to offer behind the scenes excursions in Las Vegas as soon as Britney’s residency started there in 2015. “I’m telling you when she walked on that level, she by no means felt judged when she went at the level,” stated Felicia, “It used to be one of the most prime issues in my lifestyles, is seeing how a lot she used to be cherished.”
Felicia’s ultimate appearances within the documentary confirmed her fondly taking a look again at footage of her and Spears throughout previous instances, as she expressed feeling positive about Britney’s long run.
“I do know in the future she is going to inform her tale, I do know she is going to and I’m so thankful for when that time comes,” stated Culotta. “Everything will fall into position.”
Spears and her father, Jamie, are nonetheless in a struggle over her conservatorship, with Britney making it transparent she desires him to step down. Her legal professional, Sam Ingham, stated she’s refusing to accomplish once more till Jamie is now not a co-conservator.
The New York Times famous that they tried to succeed in out to Jamie, Lynne, Jamie Lynn and Bryan Spears, in addition to Ingham, Sam Lutfi and Britney herself to take part within the documentary however their reps both did not reply or declined to be interviewed on digicam.