Leave Britney alone! Sure, it was funny back then. But not anymore.
Recently, thanks in no small part to the revealing documentary Framing Britney Spears, fans around the world have rallied to the troubled pop star’s side, hoping to free her from the clutches of the long-running conservatorship of her father, who controls her professional and personal life. Yesterday, the woman at the centre of the story finally spoke up for herself in a taped court appearance, urging a judge to end the oversight and claiming that she has been drugged, forced to perform against her wishes, and prevented from having more children. It’s easily the biggest music story of the day — but publicist and commentator Eric Alper and I tackle it in just a few minutes in today’s Sonic Reducers segment. Join us as we discuss Britney’s case, compare her mental state to that of other superstars, and wonder what the future holds for Spears. Sonic Reducers. One topic. Two music nerds. Five minutes. Everything you need to know.