• Britney Spears' mom, Lynne, said she doesn't "know what to think" when asked about her daughter's conservatorship battle
  • Lynne admitted that "it's a lot of pain, a lot of worry"
  • The singer's mother has been "helping" her daughter "as much as she can," a report says

Britney Spears' mom, Lynne Spears, has spoken out about her daughter's conservatorship battle, revealing that she is torn over her "mixed feelings."

Spears' mother spoke to The New Yorker by phone and shared her thoughts about her daughter, who recently said in an explosive hearing that she feels trapped in her conservatorship.

"I got mixed feelings about everything," Lynne was quoted as saying by Pulitzer Prize winner Ronan Farrow and Jia Tolentino in an article published Saturday. "I don't know what to think...It's a lot of pain, a lot of worry."

"I'm good. I'm good at deflecting," she added.

Lynne reportedly made the comments in June. She was "fastidiously polite as she declined to answer detailed questions about the case" and "spoke in a whisper and apologized that she might have to hang up abruptly if other family members walked in and discovered her speaking to a reporter," the report said.

It was the most detailed comment that Lynne has made about her daughter's legal battle. However, in April 2019, she liked social media posts from people who voiced concerns for the "Toxic" singer. A month later, she filed court documents requesting to be informed of all matters pertaining to her daughter's conservatorship, E! News reported.

Lynne supported Spears' request to remove her father Jamie from her conservatorship. Lynne and Jamie divorced in 2002. Spears' mother reportedly told the judge through her lawyer that the father and daughter had a "toxic" relationship.

An unnamed family source told People, "Lynne feels there are a lot of concerns with the conservatorship. She feels Jamie has not been transparent with her and is helping Britney as much as she can."

On June 23, Spears delivered her testimony that lasted for 23 minutes during a conservatorship hearing in Los Angeles court. The singer alleged that her conservators, family and management team denied her the right to have more children and forced her to work. She also claimed that they put her on the mood stabilizer lithium against her will.

"My dad and anyone involved in this conservatorship and my management who played a huge role in punishing me — they should be in jail," she was quoted by People as saying.

However, Spears' request to remove her dad from her conservatorship was denied in an order signed by the Los Angeles Superior Court Wednesday. The court re-appointed Jamie and Bessemer Trust Company as co-conservators of the pop singer’s estate.

"The conservator’s request to suspend James P. Spears immediately upon the appointment of Bessemer Trust Company of California, N.A. as sole conservator of the estate is denied without prejudice," the document read.

Britney Spears, shown here at the premiere of "Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood" in July 2019
Britney Spears, shown here at the premiere of "Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood" in July 2019 AFP / VALERIE MACON