Britney Spears’ former makeup artist Billy Brasfield has backed the #FreeBritney movement.
#FreeBritney is an online campaign started by fans who believe the 38-year-old is being held against her will due to her conservatorship.
In a post shared on Instagram, Billy wrote: “Britney Spears has incredible, passionate fans. Trust me I know because a few of you ‘came for me’.”
“I appreciate that passion and wanting what is right, I don’t know what the answer is, but without truth, there will never be the chance for the answer.”
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“Every human being struggles and falls… it is up to each of us to have understanding, compassion and empathy.”
Referencing Britney’s 2013 song with Will.I.Am., Billy continued: “‘Scream and Shout’ if that’s what it takes to get attention. And I know, that if anyone can bring attention to something, it is the fans.”
“This is what I will say, I was booked with Britney once… and it only took that one time for me to love BRITNEY, not the Superstar but the person.”
“I worked everyday with her everyday for quite some time… I got to know her, I got to ‘see’ her…. and I like you, I AM concerned, and I will do whatever I can, if asked…. to help her, to ‘free Britney’ anyone deserves freedom.”
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You’re welcome. @britneyspears has incredible, passionate fans… Trust me I know because a few of you “came for me” I appreciate that passion and wanting what is right, I don’t know what the answer is, but without truth, there will never be the chance for the answer. Every human being struggles and falls… it is up to each of us to have understanding, compassion and empathy. “Scream and Shout” if that’s what it takes to get attention. And I know, that if anyone can bring attention to something, it is the fans. This is what I will say, I was booked with Britney once… and it only took that one time for me to ❤️ BRITNEY, not the Superstar but the person. I worked everyday with her everyday for quite some time… i got to know her, I got to “see” her…. and I like you, I AM concerned, and I will do whatever I can, if asked…. to help her, to “free Britney” anyone deserves freedom. But trust, #itscomplicated ☑️ thank you guys for loving her and caring about her…. and for understanding what I know, that you know, and what “I am saying” ❤️billybmakeup and thank you!
He added: “But trust, #itscomplicated, thank you guys for loving her and caring about her…. and for understanding what I know, that you know, and what ‘I am saying.'”
The news comes after Britney’s father Jamie recently slammed the #FreeBritney movement – branding it “a joke”.
Speaking to Page Six, the 68-year-old said: “All these conspiracy theorists don’t know anything. The world don’t have a clue. It’s up to the court of California to decide what’s best for my daughter. It’s no one else’s business.”
Jamie also claimed that the #FreeBritney movement has resulted in people “being stalked and targeted with death threats,” before adding, “It’s horrible. We don’t want those kinds of fans.”
“I love my daughter. I love all my kids. But this is our business. It’s private,” he said.
Britney’s dad also denied rumours he’s ever stolen from her estate by saying: “I have to report every nickel and dime spent to the court every year. How the hell would I steal something?”
Britney was placed under a conservatorship after she suffered an alleged breakdown back in 2008.
A conservatorship is granted to those who are incapable of making decisions, such as people with mental disabilities.
The arrangement put her estate, financial assets, and some personal assets under the control of her father Jamie Spears and lawyer Andrew Wallet.
Jamie served as her conservator for over ten years before he stepped down in September 2019, and was replaced by Britney’s longtime care manager Jodi Montgomery.
Jamie spoke out after Britney’s brother Bryan opened up about her conservatorship during a rare interview last month.
The 43-year-old admitted the situation has been “frustrating” and that his younger sister has “wanted to get out of it for quite some time.”
“She’s been in this thing for quite some time now. Obviously there was a need for it in the beginning,” Bryan told Drew Plotkin on the As NOT Seen on TV Podcast.
“Now they’ve made some changes and all we can do is hope for the best,” Bryan said, adding that the conservatorship has “been a great thing for our family, to this point.”
Speaking about their father, Bryan said: “[He did] the best he could given the situation he was put in.”
“We’ve had to work together as a family to keep it all going. One person might be on stage and doing this, but it’s a sacrifice from everybody. Everyone is putting in, to some degree, a little bit to keep everything going.”
Bryan admitted that Britney has always wanted to end the conservatorship and achieve independence.
“She’s always wanted to get out of it. It’s very frustrating to have,” he said.
“Whether someone’s coming in peace to help or coming in with an attitude, having someone constantly tell you to do something has got to be frustrating. She’s wanted to get out of it for quite some time.”
“[She’s] been surrounded by a team of people since she was 15. So at what level does everyone walk away or at what level does that get reduced?”
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