BRITNEY Spears’ songwriter insisted she’s “not a train wreck or a mess” as the star fights to replace her dad in the conservatorship.
Claude Kelly – who wrote Britney’s Circus, the album released during her public breakdown – opened up about what he saw behind the scenes.
Britney’s life has been managed by a controversial court-ordered conservatorship since her 2008 breakdown.
However, Claude insisted that Britney is “not a prisoner” in the conservatorship – and that she is not a “train wreck”.
Speaking on the Behind The Velvet Rope with David Yontef podcast, he said: “She is very professional. There’s the media side of what they say about her. And then there’s the studio.
“I’m sure that’s how she is. And she’s dancing and stuff too. And preparing for tour. She almost looks like a dancer. So it’s like, ‘where I gotta be? What’s my cue? I know the whole [thing]. I have it memorized.’
“And she works like that. She’s not a train wreck or a mess. Like people want her to be in the studio.”
Speaking on the conservatorship, he said: “I mean, I don’t really have a lot to say about it because me and Britney are not friends like that.
“And I had have a good working relationship with them and the team, but I don’t know enough to comment on it more than just my experience with her was professional.
“And as a human being with empathy, I think we all feel bad for anyone that’s not in a good place or it’s not able to do what they want to do, but that’s kind of the extent of what I can say.
“I’m not, because if everything else would be exaggeration or lies, and I’m not going to add any more fuel to the noise, there’s a lot of noise. And I don’t want to add to the noise. There is a lot of noise.”
He added: “Nope. She’s not a prisoner.”
The 39-year-old singer recently asked a judge to permanently end her father Jamie Spears’ control over her $60m fortune and personal life.
However, sources close to the star admitted her life would “drastically change for the better” if Jamie Spears is removed as conservator.
The singer’s attorney filed for Jodi Montgomery to officially replace her father as the permanent conservator over Britney’s personal matters.
An insider told the outlet: “If Jodi becomes her conservator things would drastically change for Britney — she’s not working because of her dad. She has said that as long as a dad is in control of her life, she’s not working.
“Britney trusts Jodi Montgomery — she’s really great. Things would drastically change for the better.”
Jodi- who is the singer’s care manager- has been her conservator since 2019 after she temporarily replaced Jamie when he was dealing with health issues.
A judge recently extended Jodi’s temporary role until September 2021.
If Jodi is granted the position, Britney could be given the freedom to perform again and could participate in a tell-all interview.
Reflecting on the possibility of a tell-all interview, the source said: “If she decided she wanted to do it, yes, but it definitely wouldn’t do it in the current status quo. As long as her dad is part of it, she’s not working. She hasn’t talked to her dad in over a year.”