KEY POINTS

  • Britney Spears deleted her Instagram account after thanking her supporters in the #FreeBritney movement
  • Spears' lawyer confirmed that it was her decision to take a social media break
  • The singer also tweeted that she is taking a break to celebrate her engagement to Sam Asghari

Britney Spears has decided to take a break from social media.

The 39-year-old pop superstar has been using Instagram to provide fans updates on her life amid her conservatorship. However, Spears caused some confusion when she deleted her Instagram Tuesday after sharing a post that thanked her supporters in the #FreeBritney movement. 

The move is her way of sending a "powerful" message, an unnamed source told Page Six.

"She’s happy and in a great place," the insider said, adding, "and silence can be a powerful thing and a powerful message."

"This was her decision," the tipster affirmed, adding that Spears is taking some time away from social media "in light of the successful path that she’s been on and continues to be on [following] the news of [her engagement]."

Spears' lawyer, Mathew Rosengart, also confirmed that it was his client's decision to take a social media break, according to the outlet.

The "Toxic" singer herself tweeted Tuesday, "Don't worry folks … just taking a little break from social media to celebrate my engagement!!!! I'll be back soon."

Spears announced her engagement to Asghari Sunday following five years of dating. She shared photos and videos of her showing off the engagement ring she received from her fiancé.

A day after announcing her engagement, Spears shared a message about freedom and her conservatorship on Instagram.

"I had to repost this so you can see the whole article!!!!!" she wrote in the caption of screenshots about "infusing education with heart" Monday. "Growing up in a world where basically almost everything I did was controlled by someone else... I hope this message gets to people who have been confused or manipulated by a system!!!!"

She continued, "No, you’re not alone and no, you’re not crazy!!!! People need to hear this before it’s TOO LATE!!!! I’ve waited 13 years and counting for my freedom!!!!! Again... team #FreeBritney you guys f–king kick ass!!!!! Love you so much and God bless!!!!"

According to Spears' social media manager, Cassie Petrey, it's the singer who handles her Instagram account.

"Britney creates her own posts and writes her own captions for Instagram," Petrey wrote on her own Instagram account. "She finds the Google images, Pinterest images, quotes, memes and everything else herself. Nobody is suggesting any of that stuff to her. She generally edits the videos herself."

Aside from her engagement, Spears received another piece of good news recently after her dad, Jamie Spears, filed his petition to terminate her conservatorship.

Britney Spears Britney Spears attends the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, on April 12, 2018. Photo: Getty Images/VALERIE MACON