Rocker Courtney Love has jumped to defend beleaguered singer Britney Spears.
The former Hole frontwoman has slammed the department of Children’s Services (DCS) for victimising Spears because she is famous.
Writing on her blog, the rocker said that the department is exploiting the singer who recently lost the temporary custody of her two kids to ex-hubby Kevin Federline.
Calling the DCS in LA a ‘horror show’, the 42-year-old said that she knows exactly how it functions.
“I know everything. The DCS in LA is a horror show they are angry … they hated me for my status wealth etc – and they took it out on the kid,” Contactmusic quoted her, as saying.
“Once your in that system it is f**ked up, so B (Britney) get out. Before you judge walk a mile in her shoes,” she added.
RECORD LABEL BY HER SIDE
Britney Spears’ distressed and messy life has found a supporter in her record label.
In a recent statement, American record label, Jive Records, came up to the troubled singer’s side, by calling her “one of the great recording artists of her time.”
“Jive is enormously excited about Britney’s new album, and we’re confident that it will secure her reputation as one of the great recording artists of her time. As Britney’s label, it’s not our place to comment on her personal issues, but we do care about her and support her,” Us Magazine.com quoted a rep for the company, as saying.
“There’s no question that when performers attain the level of celebrity that Britney has, they tend to be treated by the press and public as if they were cartoon or soap-opera characters, and we forget that they’re actually human beings,” the rep added.
Further backing their high-profile client, Jive said that the ‘Toxic’ singer is much stronger than everyone else, as she has faced challenges that most of us can’t really imagine.
“People say that’s the trade-off you make for success in the entertainment industry – that if you want to make it big, you have to surrender your privacy or the ability to lead a normal life,” the rep said.
“But sometimes you make that bargain before you realize what it entails. Britney’s a grown woman who makes her own choices, and we respect that. But she faces challenges that most of us can’t really imagine,” the rep added.
Meanwhile Britney’s “Gimme More” video, her first in more than two years, is set to make its debut on MTV’s TRL.
A rep for the network has confirmed that the video will premiere on MTV’s TRL at 3:30 p.m. ET on Oct 8.
BRITNEY NAMES IT “BLACKOUT”
Britney Spears’ first studio album in four years will be called “Blackout,” her label said.
The Jive Records release is due in U.S. stores on November 13, and a day earlier internationally. The album title “refers to blocking out negativity and embracing life fully,” said Jive, a unit of Sony BMG Music Entertainment.
Its first single, “Gimme More,” soared 65 places to No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart Thursday after selling 179,000 downloads. It marks her first top 10 hit since “Toxic” in March 2004, and her best showing on the chart since her smash debut “…Baby One More Time” hit No. 1 in 1999. Spears lip-synched to “Gimme More” during her infamous performance at the MTV Video Music Awards last month.
While her professional fortunes appear to be improving, her personal life remains troubled. Spears lost custody of her two young sons last week to her ex-husband Kevin Federline. A Los Angeles family court on Thursday issued strict rules governing her visitation rights, including a requirement that a monitor be present whenever the pop star is with them.
Spears’ last album, 2004’s “In the Zone,” sold poorly relative to her earlier releases.