#FreeBritney supporters party in Washington Square Park.
As legions of #FreeBritney fans celebrated the end of the 39-year-old superstar’s 13-year tutelage in Los Angeles on Friday, fans gathered in New York City’s Washington Square Park to do the same.
As seen in photos and videos circulating on social media defenders of Spears descended to the downtown landmark, where they released their biggest hits while dancing and holding up signs with words of encouragement.
Some messages included, “We will free Britney”, “We will free Britney, bitch” and “Let’s finish with ship C”, among others.
After the two-hour rally, which began around 4:30 p.m. ET, Page Six spoke with Naveh Halperin, aka “Subway DJ” who felt compelled to attend so he could offer what he called a “Britney Poppin playlist” to the crowd.
“At first, it was a bit awkward with people standing with signs and some random #FreeBritney chants,” he recalled. “But then all of a sudden someone looked at their phone and said, ‘It’s free!’ Everyone went crazy and then I jumped into the jams, obviously. The vibe was great. ”
The 31-year-old DJ, known for his pop-up performances in public spaces and at protests, said protesters were “very happy for Britney” as he pulled out basic elements from his discography such as “… Baby One More Time”, ” Oops! … I did it again ”,“ Toxic ”and“ Womanizer ”.
However, when “Lucky” came out, Halperin noted that the song’s bleak and seemingly autobiographical lyrics about fame and subsequent loneliness inspired an “emotional moment” for Spears fans.
On Friday, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny ruled that the “Overprotected” singer should be emancipated from the restrictive legal arrangement established in 2008 by her estranged father, Jamie Spears, who exercised control over financial affairs. personal and medical personalities of his famous daughter.
Hours later, Britney took to Instagram to share her gratitude with fans for shedding light on her legal battle, which was explored in multiple documentaries released this year.
“OMG I love my fans so much it’s crazy !!! I think I’m going to cry the rest of the day !!!! “wrote the pop icon.
“Best day ever … Praise the Lord … can I get an amen?” he continued, adding the remixed hashtag, “#FreedBritney.”
Britney later posted a selfie, which she later deleted, of herself in a bright yellow dress, writing in her caption: “I can’t believe it !!! Again … the best day of my life !!!! ”
Before Friday’s ruling, Jamie, 69, was suspended from Britney’s guardianship in September. At the time, Penny approved a request from the artist’s attorney, Mathew Rosengart, for certified accountant John Zabel to assume the role of conservator of Britney’s $ 60 million estates.
Meanwhile, Jodi Montgomery had served as Britney’s persona conservative.
After the termination of the guardianship, Zabel and Montgomery’s involvement in Britney’s future is unknown.
Rosengart has also expressed interest in removing Britney’s former business manager Lou Taylor and Taylor’s Tri Star Sports & Entertainment associate Robin Greenhill, who once acted as Britney’s personal assistant.
Britney herself has accused Taylor of playing a central role in creating the guardianship, along with her mother Lynne Spears, although Taylor has denied any involvement in its early days.
“You know exactly what you did … my dad isn’t smart enough to think of a guardianship,” Britney wrote in a since-deleted Instagram post.
Rosengart has previously stated that he is moving forward with an investigation into those involved in Britney’s guardianship, including her father Jamie, who has faced accusations of disturbing Britney’s room to record their private conversations.
During explosive court testimony this summer, Britney described the guardianship as “abusive” and claimed that she was forced into a mental health facility, forced to take lithium, and have an IUD inserted, all against her will.
He also said that he would like to see his father charged with “abuse of guardianship.”