BRITNEY Spears has reportedly told a judge that she is ‘’ready” to take charge of her personal affairs.

It was reported earlier that Spears’s conservatorship will continue due to “medical issues”. However, it now appears that the X Factor USA judge has told a judge that she wants control of her personal life even if her business affairs remain under the control of the conservatorship, Radar Online reports.

A source said: “Britney said she doesn’t understand why it’s still in place, and expressed her belief that she has got to be the only person under a conservatorship that has managed to land a $15 million work contract [on The X Factor USA].”

The singer was initially placed under the conservatorship in 2008 following her highly-publicised breakdown, but has since gone on to enjoy personal and professional successes in recent years.                               –GN