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Britney Spears plight like 'insanity around' Princess Diana, says Backstreet Boy


Backstreet Boys singer AJ McLean has labelled Britney Spears’ current situation similar to what happened to Princess Diana.

As the Toxic singer continues her battle to end her conservatorship, the Larger Than Life vocalist admitted it’s “sad to see” what has happened to Britney over the last 13 years.

Speaking to co-host Cheryl Burke on his Pretty Messed Up podcast, 43-year-old AJ said: “I would compare the level of insanity with Britney to what happened to Princess Diana.”

His thoughts come after several others also previously commented about how the level of scrutiny towards Britney’s and Princess Diana’s plights shared some sort of correlation.

He told Cheryl, 37, that he met Britney when she lived in the same apartment complex as him while she was part of The Mickey Mouse Club.



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Backstreet Boys’ AJ McLean says he is “100 million percent on the #FreeBritney train”

He continued: “She was the sweetest, sweetest girl. I can speak for myself: I was 14 when Backstreet Boys started. As a young person, boy or girl, thrust into this business, it makes your head spin.”

And he revealed that he doesn’t agree with the conservatorship she is under which sees almost every part of her life controlled for her, including claims that she was forced onto contraception.



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AJ McLean likened Britney’s situation to Princess Diana’s

“I only know one side,” AJ said. “I don’t know what is going through the parents’ minds. In my opinion, I think it should have ended a while ago or at least dumbed down a bit. It doesn’t seem fair.

“I do hope that the [resolution] is that this poor girl gets her life back. Just to be able to go to the grocery store by yourself, be able to go get a physical if you’re feeling sick.”

The boy band sensation ended by saying: “At the end of the day, the truth will come out. I am 100 million percent on the #FreeBritney train because I completely agree with it.

“All of us should just pray for Britney and also pray for her family, because, again, I can’t even imagine as a parent what is going through her mom and her dad’s mind. I want to put out a prayer for all of them.”

Britney addressed the courts in Los Angeles for the first time on June 23 and spoke out against her conservatorship.



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AJ McLean was talking on his Pretty Messed Up podcast

She made some sensational accusations, including comparing herself to a sex trafficking victim.

She admitted that she cries every day and that she has been “forced” to work “against her will”.

Since her speech, Britney has been sunning it up with partner Sam Asghari in Maui, although some fans have questioned whether she is really on holiday at all after seemingly spotting her using old images.

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