Lady Gaga Swaps Thank Yous With Tearful Britney Spears

Pop stars addressed end of conservatorship
By Josh Gardner,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 21, 2021 6:30 AM CST
Lady Gaga Praises Britney As Conservatorship Ends
Lady Gaga arrives at "The House of Gucci" LA premiere   (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)

Lady Gaga spoke out about the broader impact of the ending of Britney Spears' conservatorship, likening it to a win for all women in the music industry. Per People, the "Sour Candy" singer was asked on a red carpet about what Spears had gone through over the last 13 years. "The way that she was treated in this business was really wrong, and the way that women are treated in the music industry is something that I wish would change," Gaga said. "I think she will forever be an inspiration to women." After catching wind of the clip, Spears shared it to Instagram with her own message of thanks. "Thank you @ladygaga for genuinely taking your time to say something so kind. You made me cry !!! I love you," Spears wrote.

The love train did not stop there. Lady Gaga subsequently responded to Spears' response on her Instagram. "Love you @britneyspears," Gaga wrote. "Live your best life. I prayed for the legal system to treat you like a person. You've now changed the course for women in this industry forever. You stood up for yourself and were so brave. Thank you." As Page Six notes, Spears was a lot less thankful after her one-time chart rival and fellow Mouseketeer Christina Aguilera was cut off by her rep rather than answer an interviewer's question about whether she's communicated with Spears since the end of the conservatorship. “13 years being in a corrupt abusive system yet why is such a hard topic for people to talk about???” Spears demanded on Instagram over a video of the Aguilera interview.

Britney has been active on Instagram since a Los Angeles judge on Nov. 12 freed her from the conservatorship that controlled every detail of her life for almost 14 years. She addressed the news in a video that has since been viewed over 13 million times, saying she's ready to move on and wants to be an "advocate for people with real disabilities and real illnesses." "My voice was muted and threatened for so long" she said, but "I'm a very strong woman. So I can only imagine what the system has done to those people."
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