Michael Jackson’s son Prince has said the late singer would ‘wholeheartedly support’ Britney Spears‘s campaign to end her conservatorship.
The 24-year-old appeared on Thursday’s episode of Good Morning Britain when he revealed the Billie Jean hitmaker would have wanted the pop star, 39, to ‘remain in control’ of her life.
Britney and Michael were close friends during his lifetime and in 2001 he asked her to duet to him, where they sang The Way You Make Me Feel together in Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Reveal: Michael Jackson’s son Prince has said the late singer would ‘wholeheartedly support’ Britney Spears’s campaign to end her conservatorship
When asked about the Free Britney movement, he replied, ‘That is a very tough question just because I don’t like to put words in my father’s mouth.
‘And I can’t say that I ever heard him mention anything about that, and obviously this is something that has really come to light in recent years.
‘But knowing my father and the compassion that he had for individuals who wanted to remain in control of their own life – as it was his goal to be in control of his own life – I would think that he would be very supportive of her cause.
‘He would understand the place that she is coming from. I think that he would wholeheartedly support her,’ the eldest of the three Jackson children concluded.
Speaking in an interview after their performance, Britney said: ‘I didn’t realize what had happened until I got off the stage. It was just really an amazing experience. It was awesome. I was very honored that he wanted to do this song with me.’
Friends: ‘It was his goal to be in control of his own life – I would think that he would be very supportive of her cause,’ Prince said (Michael and Britney pictured in 2002)
She also introduced Michael onstage at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards, and said: ‘So, he’s my idol, the best guy in the whole world. I’m really kind of excited. I’m really nervous.’
When asked about the allegations Michael had groomed young children, Britney insisted she wanted to believe that they were ‘untrue’.
Michael shocked the world when he passed away in 2009 aged 50 following an overdose of the anaesthetic propofol.
Tragic: Michael shocked the world when he passed away in 2009 aged 50 following an overdose of the anaesthetic propofol (pictured in 2005)
Britney recently launched a furious tirade at her family where she claimed they have ‘hurt her deeply’ in an impassioned Instagram post.
The MTV EMA winner called out her relatives – which includes her father Jamie Spears, mother Lynne, sister Jamie Lynn and brother Bryan – first accusing them of rudely ignoring her before later demanding ‘justice’ for her conservatorship.
Britney’s father was suspended as conservator of her estate in September and a hearing determining if the entire conservatorship will be terminated is forthcoming.
Her legal team had previously accused him of conservatorship abuse and mismanagement of her money.
Surpise: The 24-year-old appeared on Thursday’s episode of Good Morning Britain when he revealed the Billie Jean hitmaker would have wanted Britney to regain her life
Speculating: ‘He would understand the place that she is coming from. I think that he would wholeheartedly support her,’ the eldest of the three Jackson children concluded (pictured in 2019)
The Toxic songstress posted an image of a ‘mini typewriter’ and roses, as she fired off a message about people rudely breaking plans or blowing her off.
‘Don’t you find it weird when you jump through hoops to organize trips or set up lunch dates with people you love only to know they’ll bail on you or leave after 10 minutes ???’ she wrote.
‘It’s humiliating and it’s like every person I’ve ever opened to immediately says they’ll be gone on a trip for two weeks after, she went on.
Pals: Britney and Michael struck up a well-documented friendship during the pop star’s early career (pictured in 2001)
Troubled: Her father, Jamie, has held the power over all of her personal and financial decisions following her multiple involuntary holds in psychiatric hospitals (pictured in 2018)
‘OK I get it … they’re only available to me when it’s convenient for them,’ Spears continued, before adding: ‘Well I’m no longer available to any of them now !!!’
Taking a stand, she wrote: ‘I don’t mind being alone … and actually I’m tired of being this understanding Mother Teresa … if you’re rude to me then I’m done … peace out !!!
Adressing her family directly, Britney wrote: ‘This message is to my family … for hurting me deeper than you’ll ever know !!!’
‘They’re only available to me when it’s convinient to them’
‘I know the conservatorship is about to be over but I still want justice !!!’ she went on, not specifying what justice would entail.
Hurt: Britney sent an angry message to her family on Monday, accusing them of ‘hurting [her] deeper than [they’ll] ever know’
‘I’m only 5’4′ and I’ve played the bigger person my entire life … do you know how hard that is ???’ she went on, later posting the text in inspirational image form on her Instagram feed.
Spears finished the post with a mention to singer Camila Cabello, writing: ‘Ps … @camilacabello I found my tiny desk too !!!!!
Later in the day Spears would post one of her routine dance videos, writing: ‘I danced my little heart out yesterday … yes … old school … but the best voice of all time … Whitney …. rhymes with B !!!!!! Psss ok so I was feeling myself… it’s fun to be sassy sometimes !!!!’
Sending a message: She posted a photo of a rose and tiny typewriter along with a message where she accused her family of rudely ignoring her and later demanded ‘justice’ for her conservatorship
Words of wisdom: ‘I’m only 5’4′ and I’ve played the bigger person my entire life … do you know how hard that is ???’ she went on, later posting the text in inspirational image form on her Instagram feed
Spears’ Instagram only alluded to the legal drama playing out in courts for Spears right now.
In June, Spears gave an emotional, 23-minute testimony during a hearing in a Los Angeles court where she pleaded with Judge Brenda Penny for freedom by ending the 13-year conservatorship she’s been under.
Her father, Jamie, has held the power over all of her personal and financial decisions following her multiple involuntary holds in psychiatric hospitals.
In the shocking testimony, Britney admitted: ‘I’ve lied and told the whole world I’m OK and I’m happy. It’s a lie. I’ve been in denial. I’ve been in shock. I am traumatized.
‘Fake it ’til you make it, but now I’m telling you the truth, OK? I’m not happy. I can’t sleep. I’m depressed. I cry every day.’
Estranged: Spears’ father was suspended as conservator of her estate in September and a hearing determining if the entire conservatorship will be terminated is forthcoming. Spears’ legal team had previously accused him of conservatorship abuse and mismanagement of her money
Spears said she did not feel she ‘was heard on any level’ the last time she was able to speak to the court in 2019.
‘I want changes and I want changes going forward,’ she said. ‘I deserve changes. I was told I have to sit down and be evaluated, again, if I want to end the conservatorship. Ma’am, I didn’t know I could petition the conservatorship to end it.
‘This conservatorship is doing me way more harm than good. I deserve to have a life, I’ve worked my whole life. I deserve to have a two to three-year break.’
And one of Britney’s wishes was granted September 29 when Jamie was suspended from the conservatorship by Judge Penny, which was considered a huge legal win for the pop star in her quest for freedom.
Controlling: In snippets of the memoir, obtained by TMZ , Jamie Lynn says she was bombarded with people telling her she was ‘just too young’ and didn’t know what she was doing; her parents pictured in 2004