Lady Gaga greets Britney Spears as a source of inspiration after her guardianship is lifted

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Cast member Lady Gaga poses for a photo as she arrives at the Italian premiere of the film “House of Gucci” at the Space Cinema Odeon in Milan, Italy, November 13, 2021. (REUTERS)

MILAN – Pop star and actress Lady Gaga celebrated the release of singer Britney Spears from her guardianship post over a decade ago after a mental health breakdown on Saturday, calling Spears an inspiration that has been mistreated by the industry. musical.

Gaga, who said she also struggles with mental health issues, including trauma from a sexual assault by a music producer when she was only 19, spoke to Spears’ Reuters while attending the film’s red carpet premiere. “House of Gucci” in Milan on Saturday.

“She’s incredibly talented, she’s incredibly inspirational and I’m so happy that we can celebrate today, that she can embark on a new phase in her life,” said Spears’ Gaga.

Spears regained her freedom on Friday after 13 years under a tutelage that controlled how she spent her money, when she performed, who had access to her home, and the medications she took.

Her efforts garnered international attention as fans pressed for her release from guardianship and her plight was highlighted in the movies.

Gaga, who created the Born this Way Foundation for people struggling with mental health problems, said Spears, a former teenage phenomenon who became an international pop star, was not treated well by the music industry after a collapse in which she shaved her head and soon after entering a rehabilitation center.

In the struggle to be released from guardianship, Spears “created her own freedom,” Gaga said. “He’s been working hard for this moment and I hope he feels it.”

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