Despite being considered rivals when they both started their careers in the late 90s, Aguilera believes Spears "deserves all the TRUE love and support in the world."
Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears both got into the music industry in the late 90s and were touted to be rivals, which they both spent years denying. The two of them started their careers together with Mickey Mouse Club, and now Aguilera is standing up for Spears and all the abuse she had to endure under her father's control for the past 13 years due to a court-ordered conservatorship, reports PEOPLE.
The Toxic singer finally spoke about it on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, in a nearly 30-minute virtual address before a Los Angeles court.
Aguilera, 40, is the latest celebrity to lend support, as she took to Twitter to write a lengthy thread offering her complete support to Spears, 39. "These past few days I've been thinking about Britney and everything she is going through," Aguilera tweeted, along with a throwback photo of the two of them. "It is unacceptable that any woman or human, wanting to be in control of their own destiny might not be allowed to live life as they wish."
These past few days I’ve been thinking about Britney and everything she is going through.— Christina Aguilera (@xtina) June 29, 2021
It is unacceptable that any woman, or human, wanting to be in control of their own destiny might not be allowed to live life as they wish. pic.twitter.com/NRhNwcJaD3
She continued, "To be silenced, ignored, bullied, or denied support by those 'close' to you is the most depleting, devastating, and demeaning thing imaginable. The harmful mental and emotional damage this can take on a human spirit is nothing to be taken lightly."
"Every woman must have the right to her own body, her own reproductive system, her own privacy, her own space, her own healing, and her own happiness."
"While I am not behind the closed doors of this very layered & personal yet public conversation - all I can do is share from my heart on what I've heard, read and seen in the media," she added. "The conviction and desperation of this plea for freedom lead me to believe that this person I once knew has been living without compassion or decency from those in control."
"To a woman who has worked under conditions and pressure unimaginable to most, I promise you she deserves all of the freedom possible to live her happiest life. My heart goes out to Britney. She deserves all the TRUE love and support in the world," Aguilera concluded.
Spears' father Jamie, was named the conservator of her estimated $60 million estates back in 2008, until Judge Penny appointed Bessemer Trust in November 2020 to serve as co-conservator. "This conservatorship is doing me way more harm than good. I deserve to have a life! I've worked my whole life. I deserve to have a two to three-year break and do what I want to do," shared the mother-of-two.
Spears continued to condemn the way her father handled her conservatorship and her care. "My family didn't do a goddamn thing. Anything that happened to me had to be approved by my dad. I never had a say in my schedule. They always told me I had to do this," she said accusing Jamie of enjoying having control of her life.
"I truly believe this conservatorship is abusive. My request is to end the conservatorship without being evaluated like before." She added, "I feel ganged up on, I feel bullied, I feel left out and alone. I'm tired of feeling alone. I deserve to have the same rights as anybody. I just want my life back. It's been 13 years and it's enough." The next hearing is scheduled for July 14.
Cover Image Source: (L) IMDb/The All New Mickey Mouse Club, (R) Getty Images | Photos by (Top) Kevin Winter, (Bottom) Frazer Harrison