Billy Brasfield (“Billy B”) served as Britney Spears’ makeup artist on many different projects (such as the “Scream & Shout” music video and her live appearances on “The X-Factor”)….all which have happened since her controversial conservatorship order was signed in 2008.
Days after Britney’s dad Jamie Spears slated #FreeBritney as both a “joke” and a “horrible” conspiracy theory last weekend, Billy began a series of pro-Britney posts on Instagram.
Today, Billy tells The Blast that #FreeBritney is “a serious matter.”
WATCH: Billy B behind the scenes with Britney Spears
His first post (from Monday) had the famed #FreeBritney hashtag overlaying a photo from the “Scream & Shout clip” – Billy added the caption: Yep. Truth and I have the receipt.
He followed up with several quotes of his own, the first of which were:
Billy and Britney’s work wasn’t a one-time event.
He also did the “Circus” star’s makeup for her “Fantasy Twist” fragrance commercial, her handprint ceremony at the hallowed Grauman’s Chinese Theatre (seen above), and “We Will Always Love You: A GRAMMY Salute To Whitney Houston” (seen below).
He was seen commenting back and forth with fans yesterday, assuring someone that “there is plenty of tea to be spilled.”
Billy was flooded by #FreeBritney followers…and he followed-up. Scroll to see what he had to say.
In a lengthy letter last night, Billy wrote in-part:
“This is what I will say, I was booked with Britney once… and it only took that one time for me to ❤️ BRITNEY, not the Superstar but the person. I worked everyday with her everyday for quite some time… i got to know her, I got to ‘see’ her…. and I like you, I AM concerned, and I will do whatever I can, if asked…. to help her, to ‘free Britney’ anyone deserves freedom.”
Read the full letter here:
“I don’t know what the answer is, but without truth, there will never be the chance for the answer. Every human being struggles and falls,” Billy said on Instagram. “It is up to each of us to have understanding, compassion and empathy. ‘Scream and Shout’ if that’s what it takes to get attention.”
And Billy tells The Blast exclusively: “My only interest is Britney’s well being…I need to be very careful that my words are used in the most strategic way to help this cause.”
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