Britney Spears publicly addressed the court Wednesday (June 23) with an incredibly harrowing account of her controversial conservatorship, and her Hollywood peers came out to voice their continued support for the #FreeBritney movement.
During the hearing in Los Angeles, the 39-year-old superstar revealed some of the extreme expectations placed on her since the conservatorship began in 2008, when her father, Jamie Spears, was given full control over his daughter’s financial and personal affairs. During her public statement, the singer likened her conservatorship to sex trafficking with how much she was being forced to work, how closely she was monitored, and how she’s not allowed to get married or have a baby because of her birth control that she’s not allowed to remove.
“I am not here to be anyone’s slave,” she stated.
The New York Times documentary Framing Britney Spears, which was released in February, shed light on the conservatorship and gained a lot of A-list support from Kacey Musgraves, Hayley Williams, Vanessa Carlton, Sam Smith, Hayley Kiyoko, Liz Phair and many more at the time.
See what other artists — including Mariah Carey, Halsey, Brandy and more — have to say in response to Spears’ latest court testimony below.
Bless Britney and I hope with my whole heart she is awarded freedom from this abusive system. She deserves it more than anything. I admire her courage speaking up for herself today.
— h (@halsey) June 23, 2021
Additionally, fuck anyone who thinks they have the authority as an institution or individual to control a person’s reproductive health. #FreeBritney
— h (@halsey) June 23, 2021
We love you Britney!!! Stay strong ❤️❤️❤️
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) June 23, 2021
— b r a n d y (@4everBrandy) June 23, 2021
I SAID #FREEBRITNEY
— 🌺ANNE-MARIE🌺 (@AnneMarie) June 23, 2021
We love you SO MUCH @britneyspears ❤️
— TINASHE ³³³ (@Tinashe) June 23, 2021
— Rose✨McGowan (@rosemcgowan) June 23, 2021
How is what has been done to Britney Spears not a human rights crime? Isolation, controlling her capacity to reproduce without her consent, forcing her to work under inhumane conditions. If she were any other person the people who did this to her would be in jail.
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) June 23, 2021
free. britney. immediately.
— Manny MUA (@MannyMua733) June 23, 2021
— Nicole Polizzi (@snooki) June 23, 2021
— Sarah Jessica Parker (@SJP) February 7, 2021
She Worked Hard,Was The Golden Goose,Made Lots Of
💰💰,Got Sick,Now She’s The CASH COW.Does anyone Who’s Making💰Off Her Being Sick,Want Her Well⁉️Someone Who Doesn’t Want Anything From Her Should Look Into Her Dr.& Her Meds.
🦆🦆🦆……Is It a Duck⁉️ https://t.co/hniE8yFrHZ
— Cher (@cher) August 26, 2020
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) June 23, 2021
— Jesse Tyler Ferguson (he/him/his) (@jessetyler) June 23, 2021