Backstreet Boys’ AJ McLean says Britney Spears ‘broke his heart’ last time he saw her as pal ‘can’t do anything’
BACKSTREET Boys star AJ McLean has said that Britney Spears "broke his heart" the last time he saw her.
The singer, 43, recalled being concerned when he ran into Britney, 39, at a cupcake shop in LA because it seemed like she "literally can't do anything" in her life.
"The last time I saw her, it broke my heart," he said on SiriusXM’s Andy Cohen Live show on Wednesday.
"She was with a gentleman. I'm assuming it was security and/or maybe a driver because I know, based on her words – which I do believe 100% – she's not allowed to drive herself.
"She can't do anything, like, literally. She can't do anything."
The Everybody singer went on to say that Britney did not recognize him at first – despite them knowing each other for more than two decades.
"She looked right at me and I was like, ‘Hey, it's AJ.’ And she just kind of had this glass face. Like, she just didn't know who was there. It took her a minute," he recalled.
"And then she realized it was me and we hugged and we talked for a brief moment. But I could just see that, you know, this, this wasn't her. Like, I'm not looking at the person I knew from years and years ago."
AJ then lashed out at the "brutal" conservatorship Britney was placed under in 2008 after having a series of breakdowns.
"I've said this to a few friends recently that, you know, back in the beginning of this whole conservatorship, when everything happened about 13 years ago, you know, I could kind of empathize in that moment, maybe with her family, with how things transpired," he said.
"But for it to go on this long I think is absolutely asinine. I think it's insane. I think it is completely brutal."
AJ's claims come after Britney scored a big win in court on Wednesday in her bid to remove her father Jamie from her conservatorship.
Earlier today, The Sun confirmed that Judge Penny has permitted the hiring of Britney's legal choice, Mathew S. Rosengart, who was a former federal prosecutor, to represent her.
Following the ruling, Britney told the court in Los Angeles that she wanted Jamie, to be charged with conservatorship abuse.
The Circus entertainer revealed she filed a restraining order against Jamie and alleged: "I’ve always been scared of my dad. I was scared he would show up drunk. I counted and in one week alone.
"I was abandoned 63 times by all of my family members as I sat in the trailer and watched them leave from the window.
She ranted: "My team took everything from me. They even took my hair vitamins away. That’s not abuse, it’s f***ing cruel."
"I still can’t even drink coffee. I’m not sure how long it takes to get a restraining order but I want to file for abuse and an investigation against my dad. He knocked down a door and shook my son."
Britney would have preferred if Jodi Montgomery "stayed in place" but not her father.
The singer then indicated that her top priority was removing her father Jamie from his role while allowing co-conservator Jodi Montgomery to remain.
Recently, a source close to Britney's new lawyer claimed that he was "confident" that Matthew would be able to free her from her situation.
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