In 2008, after his daughter’s public mental health crisis, Britney Spears’ father Jamie Spears took legal control over her welfare. The iconic pop star, however, has been trying to wrest it back, with her army of fans launching a movement on social media under the hashtag #FreeBritney.
Lance Bass, an American singer, dancer, actor, and producer, has added his weight to the ‘Free Britney’ movement.
Bass, who shot to fame in the late Nineties as part of the boy-band NSYNC, gave an interview to Australia’s Today Extra, saying he supported the fan-launched campaign fighting for the Baby One More Time hitmaker to gain independence from legal conservatorship.
Although he acknowledged he isn’t familiar with “the specifics of her situation and if she should be out of a conservatorship,” Lance, who is married to actor Michael Turchin, said he had trust in the singer’s 29-year-old sister, Jamie Lynn.
He drew comparisons with his own experience as part of a boy-band, conceding that for Britney Spears it must have been much more difficult, as she was a solo act.
“Being a female is definitely different. Being at such a young age. Also I had my best friends in [NSYNC], so it was easier to deal with. She was just a solo act,” said Bass, adding:
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Britney Spears, 39, who was dubbed “Princess of Pop” during the late Nineties and early Noughties and sold more than 100 million records worldwide, grabbed media attention in 2007 after a…