Britney Spears challenges Christina Aguilera, while praising Lady Gaga
Britney Spears is free, and she’s certainly not holding back.
On Friday night, the pop princess took to her Instagram stories to post a video of fellow ’90s pop star Christina Aguilera, who declined to answer a question about Spears in a recent interview. .
The video comes from the red carpet at Thursday’s Latin Grammy Awards, when a reporter asked Aguilera if she had been in contact with Spears after her 13-year tutorship ended. Aguilera’s publicist then interrupts the journalist’s question to drive Aguilera away, because he says, “No, we’re not doing that tonight. I am sorry.”
Aguilera frowns, telling reporters she can’t answer the question until she walks away from the press line and adds, “But I’m happy for her.”
Spears posted Aguilera’s video alongside the post: “I love and adore everyone who has supported me… but refusing to speak up when you know the truth is a lie !!!! 13 years in a corrupt, abusive system, but why is this such a difficult subject for people to discuss ??? It was I who went through there !!!! All the supporters who spoke and supported me, thank you… yes I do matter !!!!!
Variety contacted Aguilera’s publicist, who appears in the video. He did not immediately respond for a comment.
Spears and Aguilera rose to fame together as the child stars of Disney’s “Mickey Mouse Club”, in which they played from 1993 to 1994. As teenagers, they both catapulted themselves to international superstar at the same time, when Pop singers were rising in the age of ’90s boy bands, alongside Mandy Moore and Jessica Simpson. In 2003, the infamous played MTV VMA with Madonna.
Last June, following Spears’ dazzling testimony about the abuse she claims she suffered during her tutorship, Aguilera expressed support for Spears, posted a childhood photo together and released a statement, which read, in part, “These past few days, I’ve been thinking about Britney and everything she’s going through… It is unacceptable that a woman or a human wanting to control their own destiny is not allowed to live the way they want. .
As Aguilera dodged questions about Spears on Thursday night, Lady Gaga (who was at another red carpet event Thursday, the Los Angeles premiere of her movie “House of Gucci”) spoke at length about Spears when she was questioned about her freedom by journalists. .
Shortly after posting an article on Aguilera on Friday night, Spears also posted an article on Gaga thanking her for her words.
“Thank you Lady Gaga for really taking the time to say something so sweet,” Spears wrote on her Instagram Stories. “You made me cry !!! I love you !!!”
In the interview with Gaga, referenced by Spears, the Oscar-winning musician and actor of “Star Is Born” said that the way Spears was treated in the company was bad. She also took a moment to comment on the negative treatment of women in the music business in general. “I think she will be an inspiration to women forever,” Gaga said in the interview posted by Spears.
After Spears posted on Gaga, the “House of Gucci” star responded by posting a photo to her Instagram Story, writing, “I love you @britneyspears. Live your best life. I prayed that the justice system treats you like a person. You have now changed the course of women in this industry forever. You stood up for yourself and were so brave. Thank you. “
Last night Lady Gaga spoke to Variety at the premiere of his Oscar-winning film. Asked about Spears, she said she would like to collaborate with her. “Of course I would! Gaga exclaimed on the red carpet.
“Britney is, she’s a woman in this business who showed a lot of power in her sexuality, even in her youth, in a way that I think for me as a young woman was so inspiring and empowering,” Lady Gaga said. Variety last night. “And I’d like to say this, really – we can all root for her, but the person who changed her life was her.” So this change that’s happening to her is because of her, I believe. I am excited for his future and wish him all the best.
Lady Gaga shows her support for Britney Spears and reveals her favorite Britney song: “She’s a woman in this profession who has shown a lot of power in her sexuality, even in her youth, in a way that for me as young woman was so inspiring and empowering. ” https://t.co/S2fo5WyfKM pic.twitter.com/efAYYfhPNi
– Variety (@Variety) November 19, 2021
Spears’ guardianship ended exactly one week ago when Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny ended the court-ordered settlement after nearly 14 years of a long, drawn out battle. legal. The pop star is represented by Hollywood attorney and former federal prosecutor Mathew Rosengart, who continues to fight for justice against his father, Jamie Spears, and the former director of his estate, Tri Star Sports & Entertainment Group.
“It still blows my mind every day I wake up to how much my family and guardianship got to do what they did to me,” Spears said on her Instagram on Nov. 16. “It was demoralizing and degrading.” Spears profusely thanked members of the #FreeBritney movement and said she was celebrating “cloud 9” after the Guardianship ended.