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Lance Bass says he’s been ‘kept away’ from Britney Spears for ‘years’ amid conservatorship battle


Lance Bass claims he has been unable to contact Britney Spears for ‘years’ due to her conservatorship (Picture: Getty)

N*SYNC star Lance Bass revealed he has not been able to connect with his old friend Britney Spears for several years due to her conservatorship.

The 42-year-old singer confirmed his support for the Toxic singer’s bid to have her conservatorship withdrawn and stated that he felt confident the 39-year-old pop star is ‘sane enough’ to make her own decisions.

Speaking on the Heather Dubrow’s World podcast, Lance said: ‘I haven’t spoken to her for years. We’ve been kept away from each other for quite a while.

‘I don’t know exactly what she needs but I do know that she, to me – [from] what I see – is sane enough to pick her own people.’

The Circus hitmaker has branded her conservatorship ‘abusive’ in recent weeks and made it clear she’s particularly keen to have her father, Jamie Spears, removed from his position in control of her estate.

Lance added his support for the move as he added: ‘I believe that she needs to be away from the dad. She needs to pick her own people running this conservatorship, if she even needs one, especially when choosing her lawyer.’

Lance and Britney became firm friends during the early stages of their career (Picture: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Britney has spoken out against her ‘abusive’ conservatorship in recent court appearances (Picture: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

The Bye Bye Bye singer explained he was particularly concerned about the wider issues raised by Britney’s continued conservatorship, which has been in place since 2008.

He stated: ‘To me, there’s a bigger picture here. … The main thing that I’m concerned about is the court systems and this judge. If this is really true, then we have to look at this judge, right? Because that means that they’re corrupt. I don’t know, it’s scary.’

Lance’s *NSync bandmate, Justin Timberlake, famously dated the Gimme More singer from 1999 to 2002 and he also recently shared his support for the end of Britney’s conservatorship.

Justin Timberlake has rallied around his ex Britney Spears after she delivered her shocking testimony (Picture: Getty)

In a series of tweets after she spoke out in court last month, he wrote: ‘After what we saw today, we should all be supporting Britney at this time. Regardless of our past, good and bad, and no matter how long ago it was… what’s happening to her is just not right. 

‘No woman should ever be restricted from making decisions about her own body. No one should EVER be held against their will… or ever have to ask permission to access everything they’ve worked so hard for. (sic)’

Justin also shared the support of his wife Jessica Biel, and the pair are hoping the courts and Britney’s family ‘let her live however she wants to live’.

He tweeted: ‘Jess and I send our love, and our absolute support to Britney during this time. We hope the courts, and her family make this right and let her live however she wants to live.’

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