In early April, Britney Spears checked herself into a mental health facility following news that her father, Jamie Spears, was going through serious health complications. While in the 30-day treatment program, there were rumors that the pop star was being held against her will, prompting superfans to protest for her release. Assuring her followers that she was doing just fine, she shared a video on Instagram.
“All is well,” Spears said. “My family has been going through a lot of stress and anxiety lately so I just needed time to deal, but don’t worry, I’ll be back very soon.” The public praised Spears for facing her issues head-on, and at the end of April, she completed the program. One person who was silently supporting Spears through her difficult time was rapper Cardi B who told Entertainment Tonight that she sympathizes with the singer.
“I love you and I totally understand,” she said at her Fashion Nova event in Hollywood. “Once you have money, everybody just wants to take it from you, or sometimes you just have, like, your own personal problems.” She added, “When you’re a celebrity, everyone wants to sue you, everyone wants a piece of the money that you work for — and it’s very frustrating. Then you have, like, the whole world looking at you, no privacy, it’s crazy. I can’t even imagine if you do it for such a long time like her.”