Britney Spears’ ‘concerned’ former makeup artist Billy B says star ‘deserves freedom’ as #FreeBritney campaign rages on

BRITNEY Spears’ "concerned" former makeup artist Billy B said the star "deserves freedom" as #FreeBritney campaign rages on.

Fans have believed that the Womanizer singer has been sending SOS messages through her social media account as her father still controls most of her life.


Billy B, whose real name is Billy Brasfield, joined the #FreeBritney movement on Tuesday and since then, he's dedicated most of his Instagram feed to posting pictures of Britney and comments he's made about her situation.

On Tuesday, he posted a photo of the mother of two claiming that "he had the receipt" when it came to the truth behind her conservatorship.

The famed makeup artist then shared a lengthy statement where he claimed that people with inside truth need to speak out in order to help Britney.

"You’re welcome. Britney Spears has incredible, passionate fans…," he started off.

"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. "

He alluded to one of Britney's song with Will.I.Am.: "'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.

"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.'"

He also asked fans to do "what's right," while stating that "the truth might not be easy, but it is never wrong."

Billy B joined hundreds of fans and other celebs in the online movement which has expressed increasing concerns over the legal guardianship contract, which lets Britney's father, Jamie Spears, have complete control of her finances and decision-making.

However, Jamie has spoken out against the fans and labeled the online movement "a joke."

He told Page Six: "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."

He also vehemently denied he was taking money from Britney's estate.

Jamie continued: "I have to report every nickel and dime spent to the court every year. How the hell would I steal something?"

As well as condemning the "aggressiveness" of #FreeBritney movement, he concluded: "I love my daughter. I love all my kids. But this is our business. It's private."

Since 2008, Britney has been subject to a legal “conservatorship” – making her dad Jamie her legal guardian, with direct control over her financial affairs and daily life.

But the arrangement – brought in to protect her mental health after her infamous 2007 breakdown – has left many of her fans believing that the 38-year-old star deserves to go “free.”

More than 220,000 have joined the #FreeBritney movement, claiming their idol is sending them hidden messages on social media, letting them know she is in trouble.

As her conservator, 68-year-old Jamie’s tasks include overseeing Britney’s business affairs, some personal assets, legal matters and family law issues.

He also negotiated his daughter’s 2012 stint as a judge on the US X Factor series.

The conservator role is up for review on August 22 and Britney's fans hope she will be "freed" from the legal arrangement then.

Last month, Britney's brother Bryan Spears revealed in a rare interview that his younger sister "always wanted" to get out of the conservatorship.

On Thursday, the film producer told the As Not Seen on TV podcast: “[Britney’s] always wanted to get out of [the conservatorship]. It’s very frustrating to have.

“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."

Why is ‘end the conservatorship’ trending on Twitter and has Britney Spears responded?

The 38-year-old's father and lawyer have had rights over her personal and financial assets since she had a public meltdown in 2008 – sparking outrage from fans.

"End the conservatorship" and "#freebritney" have been trending on Twitter, as fans alleged Britney is being controlled and manipulated.

Concern was sparked over some of the pop star's uploads to TikTok and Instagram, with fans speculated she was asking for help with "signs" in some of her posts.

A petition calling for Spears to have her own lawyer has gained more than 220,000 signatures.

Speaking of the social media movement that has trended online in recent weeks to support the Toxic singer, Bryan said: “I am aware that [fans] feel like maybe she’s being confined or held against her will in some capacity.

"But I can’t really speak for them,” he said.

The Louisiana native then noted that the conservatorship has “been a great thing for our family, to this point, and [we] keep hoping for the best.”

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