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John Mayer ‘Almost Cried 5 Times’ During ‘Framing Britney Spears’

Taking all of it in. John Mayer admitted to getting emotional whereas watching the Framing Britney Spears documentary earlier this month.

“Obviously, there’s a lot to parse on a sociological level. I almost cried five times during that,” the “New Light” crooner, 43, stated whereas visitor cohosting SiriusXM’s Andy Cohen Live on Monday, February 22. “There’s a debate as to whether the times in and of themselves kind of encased this behavior. Like, it’s hard to go back into the sap and cut into it because it is sort of suspended in amber, some of this stuff. But, to see the sadness in this human being … I was on the edge of tears five times because if you understand what this business/industry/lifestyle does to a person, to go through this and come out the other side OK is to have infinite grace for those who struggle with it.”

Britney Spears and John Mayer. FX Networks/Felicia Culotta; Milla Cochran/startraksphoto.com

As Mayer went on to check his expertise making it to the highest within the cutthroat music business to Britney Spears’, he stated that he possible “came out OK” as a result of he’s a person.

“I have a very strong feeling that a lot of these things that happen to female performers is endemic to being female,” he defined. “Why do so many men emerge going, ‘Learned my lesson. Yes, I got dinked in the head, but I’m back, baby.’ So, I watched it with such grace for someone who got much more maligned by the inhuman experiment of fame than I did. And I go, ‘Why did I get through that? Why did I find my way through that obstacle course? What was afforded to me stylistically?’ The stylistic difference of being an outlaw. If you’re a man, you’re an outlaw. If you’re a woman, you’re kind of crazy. And when I watched that through that lens, my heart just ached the whole time.”

Spears, 39, was the topic of The New York Times’ newest particular, launched on FX and Hulu on February 5. The hour-long episode explored the “Toxic” singer’s rise to fame and her controversial conservatorship, which she been underneath since 2008 following her public meltdown and break up from ex-husband Kevin Federline.

The Crossroads star, who shares sons Sean Preston, 15, and Jayden, 14, with Federline, 42, has been preventing to get her father, Jamie Spears, eliminated as her sole conservator. However, in November 2020, she lost her bid to have the 68-year-old relinquish his management over her property however succeeded in having monetary company Bessemer Trust named as a co-conservator.

After Framing Britney Spears aired, stars together with Miley Cyrus and Paris Hilton voiced their help for the previous youngster star. Britney’s boyfriend, Sam Asghari, additionally got here to her protection.

“Now it’s important for people to understand that I have no respect for someone trying to control our relationship and constantly throwing obstacles our way. In my opinion, Jamie is a total dick,” the dancer, 26, wrote by way of his Instagram Stories on February 9 as he slammed his girlfriend’s father. “I won’t be going into details because I’ve always respected our privacy but at the same time I didn’t come to this country to not be able to express my opinion and freedom.”

A supply instructed Us Weekly solely that the documentary has garnered “mixed” reactions from folks in Britney’s camp.

“Her dad and others in the conservatorship are far from happy about it, obviously, because they feel it’s another example of them being painted as money-grabbing villains when all they’re doing — so they say — is trying to help Britney run her life and stay in a safe place,” the insider revealed on February 10. “But there are growing numbers of people who think it’s high time this extremely sad and confusing story was aired and it’s a positive step in the right direction.”

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