Backstreet’s acquired her again.
Backstreet Boys AJ McClean and Nick Carter are exhibiting help for his or her Aughties pop peer Britney Spears amid her contentious conservatorship battle.
“I [can] let you know proper now that, my ideas and my prayers are along with her,” McClean, 43, said on SiriusXM’s “Radio Andy” on Wednesday in an look with Carter. “I’m one hundred percent crew Britney.”
The previous boy band member stated whereas he had beforehand “empathized” with Spears’ household over the conservatorship, he realized after the “Poisonous” singer’s 23-minute testimony in June that the state of affairs is “asinine.”
“I believe it’s insane,” the “I Need It That Means” singer added. “I believe it’s … utterly brutal.”
McClean, who’s a father of two younger ladies, stated what “irks” him probably the most is the “entire IUD state of affairs,” referencing Spears’ claims that her conservators are forcing her to stay on birth control.
“I imply, that to me is bodily abuse,” he stated, additionally calling the notion “grotesque.”
“And I pray for her,” he added.
McClean stated forward of Spears’ hearing on Wednesday — by which she’s going to struggle to decide on her personal counsel to be able to ultimately terminate the conservatorship — that he feels his former pal will “break freed from all of this.”
“She’s a sweetheart, she’s just about my neighbor,” he stated, including that typically the entertainers cross paths in Los Angeles. “I imply, she doesn’t stay very removed from me. I see her typically … she goes to the identical purchasing heart that I do.”
Host Andy Cohen requested if the 2 ever converse, to which McClean replied, “No, I imply, the final time I noticed her it broke my coronary heart,” noting that she was with what he assumed was a bodyguard or driver.
“She will be able to’t do something, like, actually she will be able to’t do something,” he stated. “She will be able to’t even go to go see a physician, on her personal.”
McLean — who has publicly suffered from substance abuse issues — stated he’s additionally bothered by the truth that Spears allegedly can’t keep up a correspondence with any buddies from her stints in rehab, per her testimony.
“That’s BS to me as a result of that’s the entire core of what we do on this program is fellowship,” he stated. “We lean on one another, we glance up to one another for help and, you recognize, if any individual have been to take that from me, it will actually be troublesome for me to remain sober, trustworthy to God.”
When McLean did run into Spears at one level and briefly spoke to her, he stated, “It wasn’t her, like, I’m not trying on the particular person I knew from years and years in the past.”
He concluded, “It’s not, it’s not honest. And I simply don’t suppose it’s proper. So once more, Free Britney: That’s my entire factor, man. All for it.”