Olivia Rodrigo Weighs In On Britney Spears' 'Horrific' Conservatorship

By James Dinh

August 5, 2021

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Olivia Rodrigo knows a thing or two about being a Disney star. After all, she started with the company since she was just 12-years-old, so it's only natural that she's followed the career (and much-publicized conservatorship) of one of Disney's biggest alums: Britney Spears.

"The Britney stuff was just horrific, and I've been following it very closely," the rising pop star said in her new interview with GQ. "I think it's just so awful. I think, as an industry, people are getting better at not taking advantage of and manipulating and bullying young women. But it's still so apparent, and I witness that too. Not near at the level that Britney has, obviously. I think that's an important paradigm that I hope that we'll be able to break in the coming generations."

Rodrigo's support for Spears has been evident, particularly after she proudly wore Spears' famed "Dump Him" shirt, and she's learned the ways in which the business can be prioritized over mental health. "That's always been something that I've been really conscious of in my own career, and I'm really lucky I'm surrounded by people who are conscious of that and conscious of my mental health being the most important thing," she explained. "You can't make art and have a good career if you're not there."

If you want more from Rodrigo, make sure you check her out at our Daytime Stage at the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Festival, where she'll deliver her first-ever festival performance, alongside The Kid LAROI, Saweetie, All Time Low, 24kGoldn, Russell Dickerson, Yungblud, Gabby Barrett, Tate McRae and Addison Rae. Fans can tune in to watch the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Festival on September 17th and 18th via an exclusive live stream on The CW App and CWTV.com. The festival will also be broadcast live on iHeartMedia radio stations throughout the country across more than 150 markets. The CW Network will also broadcast a two-night television special on Saturday, October 2nd, and Sunday, October 3rd from 8-10pm ET/PT.

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