Dionne Warwick stated that her ‘heart goes out’ to Britney Spears following her conservatorship hearing.
The 80-year-old singer took to Twitter on Wednesday to voice her support for the 39-year-old pop star following her emotional speech during her court hearing to end her conservatorship.
The troubled singer’s request to have her father lose control of her conservatorship was recently denied by the Los Angeles Superior Court, which caused an uproar among her fans and other entertainment industry figures.
Expressing her support: Dionne Warwick said that her ‘heart goes out’ to Britney Spears in a video that was shared to her Twitter account on Wednesday
In a video, Warwick said: ‘My heart goes out to Britney Spears, it really does. I feel her pain. How in the world could anyone endure what she has been enduring: 13 years of bondage, because that’s exactly what it is.’
The chart-topping artist also expressed her sympathy for the songwriter, who had to endure several challenges during the legal battle concerning her conservatorship.
The singer pointed out that Spears had to unfairly deal with ‘the who, what, when, where, how, and why’s’ that she felt did not give her ‘an opportunity to express that on her own.’
The I Say A Little Prayer hitmaker went on to praise Britney for all the hard work she has done whilst under her conservatorship but believes she should be able to live her life without someone telling her what to do.
Legal setback: The Toxic singer recently had her request to have her father lose control of her conservatorship denied; she is pictured at the 2019 premiere of Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood
She also posed an open question to her followers, inquiring: ‘Do you realize the amount of work this young lady puts in to bring you joy?’
Warwick went on to laud the effort that Spears put into her craft over the length of her career and pointed out that her work was particularly difficult.
She cited that Spears had to remember ‘all those verses to the songs she has to sing, the combination of the dances she has to do, getting up at the crack of dawn to do exercises to getting her body and keeping it in shape to make you feel good.’
The hitmaker added: ‘And we feel she is not able to have that kind of joy and feel good to herself? How fair is that?’
Being real: Warwick also applauded the ‘amount of work this young lady puts in to bring you joy’; she is seen performing in 2017
Warwick then expressed that Spears was unfairly treated by those in control of her affairs and stated that the Oops!… I Did It Again singer should be able to direct her own life.
‘Bondage is not something 2021 should even recognize. She has the wherewithal [to say] how she wants to live, where she wants to live, and with whom she wants to live. Give her back her rights, give her back her life, set her free,’ she said.
The Grammy-winning singer then spoke to Spears directly and wished the performer all the best in her continued legal battle.
‘I feel your pain, baby, and I totally agree…It is enough. May God continue to bless and smile upon you and give you the wherewithal and strength to continue to fight for your freedom,’ Warwick said.
Letting her know: The hitmaker then addressed Spears directly and wished her ‘strength to continue to fight for your freedom’; the singer is seen with her father, brother and mother in 2006
The singer’s message comes not long after a judge denied Britney’s request for her father, Jamie Spears, to be removed as co-conservator.
A court order obtained by E! News, which a Los Angeles Superior Court judge signed on Wednesday, stated that the Toxic singer’s dad would remain in control of her legal and professional affairs going forward.
The statement read: ‘The conservator’s request to suspend James P. Spears immediately upon the appointment of Bessemer Trust Company of California, N.A. as sole conservator of estate is denied without prejudice.’
Numerous figures in the entertainment industry, including Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera, among others, have publicly expressed their support for the hitmaker following her legal setback.