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Britney Spears' Brother Weighs In on #FreeBritney Movement

Bryan Spears maintains that Britney's conservatorship has been "a good thing" for the family.

After a few weeks of the growing #FreeBritney movement taking over social media sites like TikTok, Britney Spears' older brother, Bryan, has spoken out about his pop star sister's conservatorship.

Fans of Britney have been advocating for the termination of her conservatorship for years now, but strange videos posted by the singer while in quarantine have sparked a renewed interest in the movement. Some users have even speculated that Britney has been coding her TikTok captions and Instagram posts with secret SOS messages.

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CeeLo Green Has Less Than Zero Room to Criticize Nicki Minaj, Cardi B, and Megan Thee Stallion

The "I Think You're Crazy Singer" has come through with another tone deaf take.

Singer-Songwriter CeeLo Green, AKA Thomas Callaway, has one of the best voices in the music industry.

It's why he was chosen as one of the original celebrity coaches on The Voice. He can hit notes that other singers wouldn't dream of and deliver them with some serious power. But too often the way he chooses to use that impressive voice is...not great.

When the Gnarls Barkley singer isn't harkening back to the golden era of soul music with breathy tones and soaring notes, he's harkening back to the fetid era of old school misogyny, with takes that are completely tone deaf.

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Is Britney Spears Giving Us Secret SOS Messages on TikTok?

TikTok has uncovered possible hidden messages that Britney needs help.

From her beginnings as a teenager to her new presence on TikTok, no pop star has been scrutinized from such a young age throughout their career quite as much as Britney Spears.

While it's sadly not uncommon for young female musicians to be unfairly criticized—*cough cough,* Taylor Swift—Spears was under the strict control of label executives from her teen years on. After releasing her debut single, "...Baby One More Time," at just 16 years old, Spears became a massive paparazzi target and tabloid subject. When she infamously shaved her own head in 2007 after leaving a rehab facility, photos of the incident spawned more Internet memes instead of genuine concerns about whether or not Spears was actually OK.

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