Britney Spears Reflects On Shaving Her Head & ‘Acting Out’ In 2007: I Was ‘Pushing Back’

Britney Spears is ready to tell her story in her words. The pop icon, 41, opens up about her journey to superstardom and the personal challenges she’s faced along the way in her anticipated memoir, “The Woman in Me.” According to excerpts obtained by People, Britney sheds new insight on the headline-making 2007 incident in which she shaved her head. Though tabloids framed the moment negatively at the time, Britney reportedly explains that she was simply trying to reclaim control in her life after feeling scrutinized as a vulnerable young celebrity. “I’d been eyeballed so much growing up. I’d been looked up and down, had people telling me what they thought of my body, since I was a teenager. Shaving my head and acting out were my ways of pushing back,” she wrote. “The Woman in Me” is available for pre-order before its Oct. 24 release wherever books are sold.