AJ McLean of the Backstreet Boys has joined a growing list of celebrities, including Madonna, Iggy Azalea, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera and Missy Elliott, who are showing support for Britney Spears amid her ongoing conservatorship battle.
My thoughts and my prayers are with her. I am 100% team Britney, McLean, 43, said in a Wednesday interview on Andy Cohen Live, calling the conservatorship asinine, insane and completely brutal.
During Spears’ 20-minute speech in court on June 24, she made a series of shocking revelations – including that she’s forced to use an intrauterine device (IUD) – and condemned her conservatorship and those in control of her life and finances.
That, to me, is physical abuse, McLean said of Spears’ IUD revelation. Just the whole thing to me is just, it’s grotesque. I really feel in my heart that she’s going to break free of all of this, and I really hope that she does. She’s a sweetheart.
Celebrities are weighing in and showing support for the 39-year-old pop star’s request for the conservatorship to end. Here’s what they’ve had to say.
Give this woman her life back, Madonna shared to her Instagram Stories last Friday alongside a picture of herself wearing a Britney Spears T-shirt. Spears and Madonna famously locked lips during their 2003 VMAs performance with Aguilera.
Slavery was abolished so long ago! Death to the greedy patriarchy that has been doing this to women for centuries. This is a violation of human rights!
She added: Britney we coming to get you out of jail!
Iggy Azalea says Spears is ‘not exaggerating or lying’
It’s basic human decency to at the very least remove a person Britney has identified as abusive from her life. This should be illegal, Azalea tweeted June 30, while detailing an encounter with Spears’ father during a 2015 Billboard Music Awards performance for their collaboration on the song Pretty Girls.
I personally witnessed the same behavior Britney detailed in regards to her father last week and I just want to back up her up & tell the world that: she is not exaggerating or lying, Azalea wrote in a tweet. I saw her restricted from even the most bizarre and trivial things: like how many sodas she was allowed to drink. Is that even necessary?
The Fancy artist said Jamie Spears conveniently waited until she was about to perform with Britney Spears, and made her sign a non disclosure agreement and was told if she didn’t sign, he wouldn’t let her onstage.
“Jamie Spears has a habit of making people sign documents while under duress it seems, and Britney Spears should not be forced to co-exists with that man when she’s made it clear it is negatively impacting her mental health, Azalea wrote.
Christina Aguilera speaks on ‘unacceptable’ conservatorship battle
Spears’ former Mickey Mouse Club co-star shared a series of thoughts on Twitter, calling Spears’ situation unacceptable.
To be silenced, ignored, bullied or denied support by those “close” to you is the most depleting, devastating and demeaning thing imaginable, Aguilera wrote. The harmful mental and emotional damage this can take on a human spirit is nothing to be taken lightly.
She added that she doesn’t have any inside knowledge of what Britney is going through, but wanted to share from her heart on what she’s heard from the media.
The conviction and desperation of this plea for freedom leads me to believe that this person I once knew has been living without compassion or decency from those in control, she added.
My heart goes out to Britney. She deserves all the TRUE love and support in the world, Aguilera ended her tweets.
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Justin Timberlake says courts should ‘make this right’
Timberlake said we should all be supporting Britney at this time, before alluding to their tumultuous courtship in the early 2000s. Regardless of our past, good and bad, and no matter how long ago it was… what’s happening to her is just not right.
The singeralso addressed Spears’ comments about the IUD in his tweet, saying: No woman should ever be restricted from making decisions about her own body.