will.i.am has said he’s “so happy for Britney Spears on several levels.”
The pop star was famously released from her 13-year-old conservatory, which had been controlled by her father Jamie Spears, in November 2021.
She has since married longtime boyfriend Sam Asghari and released Hold Me Closer, a collaboration with Elton John which reached #1 in 40 countries.
“I’m so happy for Britney on several levels,” will.i.am said in an interview with New. “She fought and fought to take control of her life.”
“And she’s married and happy – Sam [Asghari] is a great guy,” continued the 47-year-old.
He added: “You know, just think about the things they would probably talk about before they go to sleep? He was by her side to comfort her and fought with her. There’s an angel.
“And to think that your family would hold you and the family you chose would be there to help pick you up? That’s beautiful,” he added.
will.i.am also expressed joy at her recent artistic success: “Music has been her joy but also a reason she struggles.
“And now she’s prospering with the choices she’s made. It is wonderful. I adore her,” he said.
“Hold Me Closer,” a spin on John’s 1971 single “Tiny Dancer,” was released on (Aug. 26) and marks Spears’ first single in six years.
The singer recently addressed the backlash she received after seemingly “body-shaming” fellow pop star Christina Aguilera and her backup dancers in an Instagram post.
“By no means am I criticizing Christina’s beautiful body, it is what it is!!!” Spears began the caption. “I flew once to see their show and the most important thing I noticed was the difference between our people on stage!!!”
Spears also thanked Aguilera for “inspiring” her, describing the burlesque Stern as “a beautiful woman with power”.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/william-britney-spears-sam-asghari-b2168623.html Will.i.am says he’s “so happy” for Britney Spears and calls the singer’s husband Sam Asghari an “angel”.