Britney Spears‘ former songwriter is speaking out against the court-ordered conservatorship.
He said, “She’s 39 and she’s been doing this a long time, it doesn’t make sense that she’s being handled like a toddler who has no rights.”
Claude pointed out, “there are hundreds of other celebrities that have had pretty tough times like public breakdowns, public divorces or embarrassments and they haven’t needed to lose all of their rights.”
He believed the entire situation “brings up a bigger issue of human rights and it doesn’t make sense to remove the right for people to live the way they want to live.”
Claude, who has worked with everyone from Miley Cyrus, Christina Aguilera, and Kelly Clarkson, said Britney’s case should be a warning for others.
He added, “If that’s the case then we should all be worried because we are all going to f*** up, fall short and make mistakes. God forbid that someone can come in, whether it’s your father or your mother, your husband or your wife or whatever, and decide, “You no longer have the right to decide how you live your life.”‘
In other news, last week, Justin Timberlake issued a public apology to Britney and Janet Jackson. . The former NSYNC singer was catching heat after the New York Times documentary “Framing Britney Spears” premiered. Many fans had a bad taste in their mouth after being reminded of what he did to Britney after their breakup and his failure to ever defend Janet after their Super Bowl incident.
He said, “It read, “I’ve seen the messages, tags, comments, and concerns and I want to respond. I am deeply sorry for the times in my life where my actions contributed to the problem, where I spoke out of turn, or did not speak up for what was right.”
He continued, “I understand that I fell short in these moments and in many others and benefited from a system that condones misogyny and racism.” Justin then directly addressed the two women. He said, “I specifically want to apologize to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson both individually because I care for and respect these women and I know I have failed.”
Fans were unimpressed with his “apology” feeling the message was a little too late. One former fan tweet, “Justin Timberlake thinks a short notes app apology is accountability for the pain he caused Britney and Janet……the audacity of men??.”