With Britney Spears’ conservatorship occupying the headlines as details of mistreatment emerge, a slew of stars have spoken out in support of the singer.
Courtney Love was not only interviewed by The New Yorkers Ronan Farrow regarding the case, but she also took to Instagram to perform a cover of the early Britney Spears single ‘Lucky’.
The grunge phenom introduced the piece by apologising in advance that she might not be able to play the song note for note as it features obscure chords. However, any musicological downfall was more than made up for when it comes to the emotion that she put into the performance.
At the mid-point of the performance Love appears teary-eyed and choked up as she sings along to “why do these tears come at night”.
The song seems very apt as it details the darker side of celebrity which came to the fore last week when Britney Spears appeared in court. The singer made a 20-minute address stating: “I want to end this conservatorship without being evaluated.” Before emotionally adding, “This conservatorship is doing me way more harm than good. I deserve to have a life.”
She pleaded that she wants to have more children and get married which the conservatorship restricts by enforcing birth control over her by the threat of legality and finance issues if she was to disobey.
For now, the judge has denied the request to dispose of her father from the conservatorship, but more developments are expected in the coming weeks, particularly with mounting public pressure over the case.