Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera (Photo: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

Christina Aguilera is voicing her support for Britney Spears. Not long after we heard from Spears’s younger sister Jamie Lynn, the “What a Girl Wants” singer posted an open letter on social media weighing in on the disturbing allegations in Britney’s statement before a L.A. Superior Court judge last week.

“These past few days I’ve been thinking about Britney and everything she is going through,” Aguilera wrote in a Twitter thread. “It is unacceptable that any woman, or human, wanting to be in control of their own destiny might not be allowed to live life as they wish.”

Aguilera joins a growing chorus of celebrities—including Mariah Carey, Halsey and Brandy—speaking out in support of Spears’s effort to end the 13-year conservatorship that she says has left her with little control over her own career, finances and even reproductive health. In her bombshell testimony last week, the 39-year-old Spears claimed that her “team” would not even allow her to make an appointment to have her IUD removed.

“Every woman must have the right to her own body, her own reproductive system, her own privacy, her own space, her own healing and her own happiness,” Aguilera wrote in response.

In the late ’90s, Spears and Aguilera ruled the pop landscape. They were even both seemingly anointed by Madonna in an infamous MTV Video Music Awards performance. But the two singers go back even further. They appeared together on the early ’90s Mickey Mouse Club reboot, alongside many of their pop music contemporaries. Aguilera included a photo of the two of them as teens from around that time in her tweet thread.

“The conviction and desperation of this plea for freedom leads me to believe that this person I once knew has been living without compassion or decency from those in control,” Aguilera wrote of Spears’s statement. “My heart goes out to Britney. She deserves all the TRUE love and support in the world.”