Britney Spears’ brother, Bryan Spears, just thanked members of the #FreeBritney movement for caring enough about his sister to band together, saying the family, “truly appreciates it!”
The oldest Spears child spoke to Drew Plotkin’s Podcast, in a rare interview, where he opened up about the ongoing situation with his famous sister’s conservatorship.
In the interview, the host grilled Bryan on the recent resurgence of the #FreeBritney movement and how he feels about the hundreds of thousands — if not millions — of people who are pushing to end her conservatorship.
“To see that kind of interest in her…our family…and to care that much about her and our family…we truly appreciate it!”
Bryan continued, “It means a lot.”
Interestingly, the host pressed Bryan on if he fully understood what the #FreeBritney movement was about — and to comment on the ongoing situation.
“I don’t quite know,” he admitted. But, Britney’s brother confirmed he knew that part of the fans issue is with Britney possibly being held against her will or somehow “she’s being confined” in some way.
After being questioned further about if he has ever witnessed anything or heard from the pop star that she felted trapped in the conservatorship — he gave a convoluted answer about how ‘woman in their family’ are very opinionated and ‘strong-willed.’
As we reported, Bryan’s shocking interview included his admission that Britney Spears has been wanting to get out of the conservatorship for “quite some time.”
“She’s been in this thing for quite some time now. Obviously there was a need for it in the beginning,” he said. Adding, “Now they’ve made some changes and all we can do is hope for the best — It’s “been a great thing for our family, to this point, and [we] keep hoping for the best.”
Britney’s brother specifically addressed her possible release from the conservatorship in the near future, saying, “She’s always wanted to get out of it. It’s very frustrating to have.”
In the interview, Bryan spoke highly of his father Jamie and the work he did for his sister, saying, he has “done the best he could, given the situation he was put in.”
He continued, “We’ve had to work together as a family to keep it all going. One person might be on stage and doing this, but it’s a sacrifice from everybody. Everyone is putting in, to some degree, a little bit to keep everything going.”
While discussing the possibility of Britney being completely free from restrictions, he appeared to warn it would be quite an adjustment for the pop princess.
“She’s been surrounded by a team of people since she was 15. So at what level does everyone walk away or at what level does that get reduced?” he said.
He added, “I know what she wants but at the end of the day, what is the reality of that? What is the practicality of that? So are you going to call and make reservations for yourself today?”
As we reported, Britney was set to appear in court for the conservatorship case this week, but four individuals made unauthorized appearances in the court’s online system for just attorneys and litigants. The judge in the case continued the hearing after those people would not get off of the line.
The case was continued until August 16, 2020.