Billie Eilish on Britney Spears’ Conservatorship Battle
Billie Eilish is the latest star to be speak out about the #FreeBritney movement.
During an interview with Vogue Australia, the 19-year-old weighed in on Britney Spears' ongoing legal battle against her longstanding conservatorship which she's been under for the past 13 years, and the troubles young females face in the music industry. In a section of her cover story focusing on the question of what fame does to a person, Eilish reflected about the high price of fame.
"It’s really, really horrible what a lot of young women have gone through - I mean, to this day," the "Bad Guy" singer said about Spears, 39.
"I didn’t have a team that wanted to f**k me over, which is really kind of rare, which [itself] is pretty f**ked up.
"All I have to be is just grateful that I happened to have a good group of people around me that... didn’t want to just take advantage of me and do what people have done in the past."
Last Friday on July 16, Spears took to social media to share a seething message aimed at loved ones publicly showing their support amid her ongoing conservatorship battle who previously weren't there when she needed them.
Spears wrote on Instagram: "There’s nothing worse than when the people closest to you who never showed up for you post things in regard to your situation whatever it may be and speak righteously for support ... there’s nothing worse than that !!!!”
"How dare the people you love the most say anything at all.
"Did they even put a hand out to even lift me up at the TIME !!!??? How dare you make it public that NOW you CARE ... did you put your hand out when I was drowning ???? Again ... NO."
Last week, Spears was given permission by an L.A. County Superior Court Judge to hire a new attorney to represent her. This will be the first time that she has been allowed to choose her own legal representation since 2008.
Spears stated over the weekend that she has no plans to return to the stage in the present future, however, Eilish is gearing up for the release of her highly anticipated sophomore album, Happier Than Ever, which is set to be released on July 30.
Watch Eilish's live performance of "Your Power" flanked by her brother Finneas on acoustic guitar below.
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