The ‘Backstreet Boys’ star appeared on SiriusXM’s Andy Cohen Live along with bandmate, Nick Carter, where the host asked them about the ongoing situation with Britney Spears. The two pop stars opened up about their support for Spears and blasted the conservators for their alleged treatment of the ‘Toxic’ singer.
During the interview, Cohen asked about the current situation with Britney, and McLean unloaded saying the whole thing is “completely brutal.”
“When everything happened about 13 years ago, you know, I could kind of empathize in that moment, maybe with her family, with how things transpired, but for it to go on this long, I think is absolutely asinine. I think it’s insane. I think it’s, it is completely brutal,” he said.
AJ McLean: The Whole Thing To Me Is Just Grotesque
He continued, “The one thing that she shared that really, really irks me is the whole IUD situation. I mean, that to me is physical abuse. Just the whole thing to me is just it’s grotesque.” Adding, “And I pray for her. I really feel in my heart that she’s going to break free of all of this, and I really hope that she does.”
As we reported, Britney accused the conservators of forcing her to have an IUD placed in her body, which forces her not to have children. She also claims they will not allow her to get married to her boyfriend, Sam Asghari.
The ‘Backstreet Boys’ singer compared the situation to his own substance abuse issues and said it bothers him she is not allowed to interact with others during the healing process. “One thing that really grinds my gears because I am sober and because I am in a, a program, the fact that she cannot stay in contact with anyone from her fellowship, from when she was going to AA meetings, that is, is BS to me because that’s, that’s the whole core of what we do in this program, is fellowship,” he said.
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Adding, “We lean on each other, we look up to each other for support and, and, and, and, you know, if somebody were to take that from me, it would really be difficult for me to stay sober, honest to God.”
In the end, he showed support for the #FreeBritney movement, saying, “I know a lot of that in my opinion, could be whatever they’re, they’re keeping her on or whatever they have her on, which is just insane. It’s not, it’s not fair. And I just don’t think it’s right. So again, Free Britney, that’s my whole thing, man. All for it.”
As we reported, Britney is currently in court fighting over her $60 million estate, after the financial company working with the conservatorship asked to resign from the case — leaving her father sole conservator of her estate. And…we all know how she feels about that situation.