Fan Tattoos Britney Spears' 'Love Letter' to the LGBTQ Community on His Arm
The pop star penned the handwritten letter as part of Billboard's 30 Days of Pride.
Britney Spears kicked off Billboard's 30 Days of Pride celebration June 1 with a handwritten love letter to the LGBTQ community, and it touched one fan so deeply that he got a portion of the letter tattooed on his arm.
Bob Scott, a 25-year-old freelance makeup artist, said he decided to get inked "almost instantly" after reading Spears' emotional message, which made him cry.
In her note, Spears expressed admiration for her fans in the LGBTQ community and gratitude for their unwavering support. "You see, it's actually you that lifts me up," the singer wrote.
"I was surprised by the rush of emotions I felt when I got to the end [of the letter]. Pride month is always a month during which emotions run high, and with all of what’s been happening around the world and in the LGBTQ community, this was a wonderful uptick," Scott tells Billboard. "It's so important for allies to speak up and it’s so touching to hear from an ally who has sung to us for so many years."
Scott says he became a Spears fan at age 9 after hearing her 2000 album Oops!... I Did It Again -- the first CD he ever owned. "I just f---ing love Britney," Scott adds. "I see her life happening, and my biggest hope is that she's as happy as she's made me."
Spears' letter is part of a series for Billboard's 30 Days of Pride project, where we asked pop culture luminaries like Barbra Streisand, Adam Lambert and Christina Aguilera to write "love letters" to the LGBTQ community. Scott said there was one other letter that particularly caught his attention:
"I was so happy to see a letter from Gloria Trevi, written in Spanish. I'm half-Dominican and grew up in Miami. I think this was the first time I have ever heard someone speaking to me in my mother tongue and being such a clear ally, apart from my mom and aunts."
Stay tuned for more updates, as we continue to add more celebrity-penned love letters all month.