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09/07/2021 08:47 BST

Madonna Says Britney Spears' Conservatorship Is 'Violation Of Human Rights': ‘Give This Woman Her Life Back’

The singer is the latest star to speak out in support of Britney.

Madonna has spoken out in support of Britney Spears, saying her conservatorship is a “violation of human rights”.

The singer, who featured on Britney’s single Me Against The Music, is the latest star to admonish the complex legal arrangement that has overseen Britney’s life and career since 2008.

Last month, Britney called for the conservatorship to be terminated and said she had been forced to work, likening the situation to sex trafficking.

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Britney Spears and Madonna (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

Madonna wrote on Instagram: “Give this woman her life back. Slavery was abolished so long ago! Death to the greedy patriarchy that has been doing this to women for centuries.

“This is a violation of human rights! Britney we coming to get you out of jail!”

The message, shared with Madonna’s 16.2 million Instagram followers, was written over a picture of her wearing a T-shirt bearing Britney’s name.

As well as collaborating on music, the two pop superstars famously shared a kiss during a performance with Christina Aguilera at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards.

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Britney Spears and Madonna during 2003 MTV Video Music Awards.

The #FreeBritney movement – a group of fans calling for the conservatorship to be terminated – has a long list of celebrity supporters.

This week socialite Paris Hilton renewed her support for Britney, writing on Instagram: “She is so incredibly brave and an inspiration for speaking her truth.”

Cher, Miley Cyrus and Mariah Carey have also all voiced their backing of the singer.