Britney Spears Plans to "Address the Court Directly" in Next Conservatorship Hearing

Britney Spears is getting a chance to speak to the court directly about her conservatorship.

Samuel Ingham, Spears' court-appointed attorney, made the request for his client to address the court herself at an April 27 hearing in Los Angeles. Ingham told Judge Brenda Penny, who is overseeing the singer’s conservatorship, as well as Britney’s parents, James and Lynne Spears, that Britney wants to talk to the court herself over the status of her conservatorship. The request came at the end of the Tuesday’s hearing when Ingham said he still had some "housekeeping issues" to discuss.

"Conservatee asks the court for a status hearing so she she can address the court directly," Ingham told the judge. In addition, Ingham said Britney was requesting that the hearing take place as soon as possible. "My client has asked that it be done on an expedited basis," said Ingham.

Penny agreed to Britney’s request, setting the hearing for June 23 and saying "the purpose of the status hearing would be the status of the conservatorship." The hearing will serve as a landmark in the artist's conservatorship battle.