Britney Spears songwriter says pop star’s been treated like ‘toddler who has no rights’


Britney Spears’ one-time songwriter says pop star is treated like a ‘toddler who has no rights’ with conservatorship

A songwriter who worked with Britney Spears is voicing his support for the songstress in the ongoing saga swirling around her fortune.

Claude Kelly, 40, who worked with The …Baby One More Time singer, 39, on her album Circus, told The Sun the recording artist has been treated unfairly as result of actions that took place more than a decade ago.

‘She’s 39 and she’s been doing this a long time, it doesn’t make sense that she’s being handled like a toddler who has no rights,’ Kelly told the outlet.

Kelly said of Spears, 'She's 39 and she's been doing this a long time, it doesn't make sense that she's being handled like a toddler who has no rights'

The latest: Claude Kelly, 40, a songwriter who worked with Britney Spears, is voicing his support for the songstress in the ongoing saga swirling around her fortune 

The music industry pro said that ‘there’s hundreds of other celebrities that have had pretty tough times like public breakdowns, public divorces or embarrassments and they haven’t needed to lose all of their rights.’

Kelly said that the situation revolving around the Grammy-winning singer ‘brings up a bigger issue of human rights and it doesn’t make sense to remove the right for people to live the way they want to live.

Kelly, who has also penned tunes for artists including Miley Cyrus, Christina Aguilera and Kelly Clarkson, said that the scrutiny Spears has been under should serve as a warning shot for others who might go through a rough patch.

‘If that’s the case then we should all be worried because we are all going to f*** up, fall short and make mistakes,’ Kelly said. ‘God forbid that someone can come in, whether it’s your father or your mother, your husband or your wife or whatever and decide, “You no longer have the right to decide how you live your life.”‘

Ongoing: The situation around the Lucky singer continues to percolate about 12 years after a Los Angeles court granted her father Jamie, 68, control over her finances in the legal arrangement. He was snapped in 2008

Ongoing: The situation around the Lucky singer continues to percolate about 12 years after a Los Angeles court granted her father Jamie, 68, control over her finances in the legal arrangement. He was snapped in 2008

The situation around the Lucky singer continues to percolate about 12 years after a Los Angeles court granted Jamie, 68, control over her finances in the legal arrangement.

Attention has continued to grow around the situation amid the rise of the #FreeBritney movement, a group of fans focused on seeing the Toxic artist released from the conditions of the conservatorship; and the unauthorized Hulu doc Framing Britney Spears. 

Speaking with CNN in December, Jamie said he and Britney hadn’t talked in four months, and that he remained focused to remain at the head of the conservatorship.

‘When a family member needs special care and protection, families need to step up, as I have done for the last 12-plus years, to safeguard, protect and continue to love Britney unconditionally,’ he said. ‘I have and will continue to provide unwavering love and fierce protection against those with self-serving interests and those who seek to harm her or my family.’

Attention has continued to grow around the situation amid the rise of the #FreeBritney movement, a group of fans focused on seeing the Toxic artist released from the conditions of the conservatorship

Attention has continued to grow around the situation amid the rise of the #FreeBritney movement, a group of fans focused on seeing the Toxic artist released from the conditions of the conservatorship

A group of #FreeBritney supporters gathered in Miami in the Lucky singer's honor

A group of #FreeBritney supporters gathered in Miami in the Lucky singer’s honor 

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