Cher has now weighed in on the whole #freebritney movement, and fans are seriously divided over her comments.
Britney has had enough.Twelve years on from her highly publicized break-down, the infamous pop star is seemingly attempting to take her life back.
Because even though it may not seem it from an outsider's perspective...Every aspect of Britney's life has been controlled by her father, Jamie Spears.
He was appointed as his daughter's conservator in 2008 following her breakdown...And has continued to control everything she does, everything she buys, and everyone she sees ever since.
But enough is enough.Reports have been coming in this week that suggest Britney is taking back the control over her life.
It's going to be a difficult road to freedom...And, fellow celebs are starting to weigh in on the matter... including Cher. Here's what we know so far...
It all started in 1998.Since starring in The All-New Mickey Mouse Club, aged eleven, she embarked on a highly successful career as a singer and performer with the release of the hit single "...Baby One More Time".
Britney quickly became one of the most famous popstars of her decade.With hits such as "Oops, I did it again," "Slave 4 U," and "Britney," the Mississippi born singer consistently topped the charts.
She was even affectionately hailed the princess of pop.Britney seemed to be at the peak of her career - churning out hit after hit.
But, early on, Britney's life started to take a turn for the worst.Bad press began during Britney's breakup from husband and childhood sweetheart, Justin Timberlake, which was a very public and ugly split.
Things only got worse from there.Britney's mental health began to dramatically deteriorate, and the endless attention and pressure from the public and the press alike started to take its toll.
And in 2007, Britney finally snapped.The singer suffered a highly-public breakdown in the full glare of the world's spotlight.
Her breakdown was triggered by a number of different factors...She had spent years battling mental health problems and, after her split from husband Kevin Federline, the father of her 2 sons, she headed to rehab in Antigua.
However, her stay didn't last...Birtney checked herself out after only twenty-four hours and flew back to L.A.
The pictures of her hacking her own hair off shocked the world.Britney had walked into Esther's Hair Salon in Tarzana, an upmarket neighborhood of LA, and asked the owner to shave her head because her hair extensions were too tight. And, when the hairdresser refused, the singer grabbed the clippers and went on to shave off her long locks herself.
Britney's breakdown was publicized all over the world.The image of Britney, then aged twenty-five, emerging from the salon with a freshly-shaven head and attacking a paparazzo's car with an umbrella became one of the most famous snaps of that decade.
A few months following this, Britney was hospitalized.In January 2008, she was seen being carried out of her house after reportedly overdosing on prescription amphetamines and locking herself in the bathroom with her youngest son, Jayden, as she refused to hand him back to Federline, who had full custody of the children.
It was a long road to recovery for the pop star...
She has gone on to win a number of awards...And has since continued making huge strides forward, winning back custody of her children, making more successful music, landing a lucrative residency in Las Vegas, and having a number of healthy relationships. She is even in a happy, long-term relationship with her actor boyfriend, Sam Asghari.
However, one sinister consequence of her breakdown still remains to this day.And that's the questionable role her dad has in her life.
As stated earlier, Jamie controls every aspect of his daughter's life.A Los Angeles court named Jamie as the permanent conservator of his daughter’s affairs in 2008, and he was named as the permanent co-conservator of her estate, along with an attorney, Andrew Wallet.
Fans believe that, to this day, Britney's dad dictates her every move...
And many are finding the whole set up to be incredibly problematic, not to mention detrimental to her already fragile mental health.
just a reminder tht britney spears has no control over her life, her dad has complete control over it, shes not all… https://t.co/QOhIpQiA85— Naveen Rahman [she/her] (@Naveen Rahman [she/her])1593943665.0
Concern about the star's wellbeing has been steadily growing...
And many fans have been left worried by her recent Instagram activity, which includes a number of bizarre and cryptic videos.
Anyone else shocked by the Britney Spears stuff? Her dad having conservatatorship (complete and utter legal control… https://t.co/KCXj53gZDj— Black lives matter (@Black lives matter)1594095845.0
Things have been strange, to say the least...
Over the last couple of months, people have been using the hashtag to show their support and solidarity with Britney...And some even took to the streets of Hollywood to march in protest of her oppressive situation.
Last year, Britney had addressed the movement, writing on Instagram:
And now, fast forward one year...
It was reported that she no longer wants her dad to be in control of her conservatorship.TMZ reported.
Britney's attorney, Samuel Ingham, said in a statement:
Sadly, this won't be an easy journey for the star...
But Britney is now set to receive a lot of help.It emerged last week that the American Civil Liberties Union, a nonprofit organization founded "to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States," caught wind of her case and has extended a helping hand.
The ACLU issued a public offer of help to the star.
Taking to Twitter, they wrote: "People with disabilities have a right to lead self-directed lives and retain their civil rights. If Britney Spears wants to regain her civil liberties and get out of her conservatorship, we are here to help her."
People with disabilities have a right to lead self-directed lives and retain their civil rights. If Britney Spears… https://t.co/4MlNvRAGtc— ACLU (@ACLU)1597869393.0
Britney is yet to address or respond to their remarkable offer.But now, someone else has spoken out.
Singer Cher has now weighed in on the matter.Cher gave her opinion on the matter in light of recent news that Britney's sister, Jamie-Lynn Spears, who was selected as trustee of the pop star's estate 2 years ago, is seeking more control over Britney's fortune. And it's not the first time Cher has spoken up either.
The star has previously questioned why Britney is allowed to work while apparently still needing a conservator to look after her.
And this week, she has commented on the situation once again.
@moeamran Everyone in Vegas heard Stories— Cher (@Cher)1598426881.0
But, reactions to what she had to say were mixed...It's truly divided fans.
@cher She has been working here in Las Vegas doing show after show. If she can work day in and day out, she can con… https://t.co/WAmD8LxraR— Moe (@Moe)1598426710.0
@cher Money makes people do terrible things. Even for those who they think they love— Adriana Passaroni (@Adriana Passaroni)1598426583.0
@cher Amen.— John Leone (@John Leone)1598426595.0
@cher Thank you Cher! Her voice has been taken from her!!! #FreeBritney— Aggie (@Aggie)1598426614.0
@cher I feel so bad for her. She was sold out. Completely. Seems like a sweet woman who’s been so deeply hurt.— Shannon 🎊 (@Shannon 🎊)1598426936.0
@cher Thank you for using your platform, I just wish other powerful celebs would speak up.— #FreeBritney (@#FreeBritney)1598431843.0
@cher Cher stating FACTS as usual 👏👏👏 #FreeBritney— raphi (@raphi)1598435796.0
@cher It’s a very difficult scenario & none of us know exactly what is going on & we r just guessing— Trisha as Cher (@Trisha as Cher)1598427449.0
@cher I wouldn't worry about @jamielynnspears Cher - she's always had her big sister's best interests at heart, as… https://t.co/iXhN2TKsDh— Duane Eklof (@Duane Eklof)1598444533.0
@cher The article reads as Britney does not disagree w/the request, if anything the “complexity of such case”, shou… https://t.co/3dg2bISRY0— FaceTheCuban© 🎈 (@FaceTheCuban© 🎈)1598438304.0
@cher I just read the story and I don’t see her trying to take her money. She is using her role, given to her by B… https://t.co/bd5qedJodN— Adorkably Shawn (@Adorkably Shawn)1598447602.0
Here's what she had to say.
What do you think?
She Worked Hard,Was The Golden Goose,Made Lots Of 💰💰,Got Sick,Now She’s The CASH COW.Does anyone Who’s Making💰Off H… https://t.co/f8h7Vge1th— Cher (@Cher)1598426479.0