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24/06/2021 10:24 BST

Britney Spears Receives Support From Mariah Carey And Halsey After Distressing Testimony

Fellow singers Halsey and Tinashe, as well as Britney's old flame Justin Timberlake, have also spoken out.

Mariah Carey is among the high-profile stars to have shown support for Britney Spears following the singer’s heartbreaking testimony on Wednesday night.

Addressing a US court, Britney made a series of alarming claims about the legal conservatorship she was placed under in 2008, that has seen aspects of her daily life, including her finances, controlled by her father ever since.

In her testimony, Britney said she’d been made to take the drug lithium after taking a hiatus from her scrapped Las Vegas residency, and was not allowed to start a family with boyfriend Sam Asghari as she was being forced to be on birth control.

As details of the testimony spread over the internet, Mariah was one of several of Britney’s peers to publicly declare their support.

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Britney Spears pictured in 2017

Alongside a string of hearts, Mariah wrote: “We love you Britney!!! Stay strong.”

Fellow singer Halsey tweeted: “Bless Britney and I hope with my whole heart she is awarded freedom from this abusive system. She deserves it more than anything. I admire her courage speaking up for herself today.

“Additionally, fuck anyone who thinks they have the authority as an institution or individual to control a person’s reproductive health.”

Several other stars also spoke out in support of the chart-topping singer, including Tinashe, who collaborated with Britney on the track Slumber Party, and Ian “H” Watkins, who toured with her during Steps’ early years.

Meanwhile, Britney’s ex-boyfriend Justin Timberlake also spoke out after her testimony.

Justin – who publicly apologised to his ex in February for his part in the media’s vilification of Britney after their break-up – wrote: “Jess and I send our love, and our absolute support to Britney during this time.

“We hope the courts, and her family make this right and let her live however she wants to live.” 

Britney has now called for an end to the “abusive” conservatorship after more than a decade.

Another hearing on the matter is scheduled for 14 July.