Britney Spears' brother fears she can't do 'everyday tasks' if freed from conservatorship

The brother of Britney Spears, Bryan, has spoken out about her conservatorship which has seen her father Jaime control almost every aspect of her life since 2008. 

Admitting the pop star has "always wanted to get out of it", Bryan described the situation as a "great thing for our family" in an interview on the As Not Seen on TV podcast. 

"[It's] got to be frustrating [for her]... having someone constantly tell you to do something." 

Bryan also addressed the #FreeBritney movement that has made waves on social media for its claims the 'Toxic' singer is being unfairly controlled and held captive by her family. He said he was "aware that [people] feel like maybe she's being confined or held against her will in some capacity" but said he "couldn't speak" for the group behind the movement. 

Britney's legal status is set to be reevaluated by a court this year, but her brother voiced concerns the singer wouldn't be able to function on her own in the real world. 

"She's been surrounded by a team of people since she was 15, so at what level does everyone just walk away or get reduced?" he said.

"I know what she wants, but at the end of the day, what’s the reality of that? 'Are you going to call to make reservations for stuff today?'," he added. 

"Let's say it does get let go and she's on her own. Everyday task stuff, I think - it's a great challenge, but like driving. She's the worst driver in the world, I'm not lying... and she hasn't had to do that." 

In recent posts circulated by the #FreeBritney movement, fans claim the 38-year-old was forced into a mental health facility after she drove to get burgers with her boyfriend without permission. 

Britney's conservatorship came into effect after her very public breakdown which began in 2007 and saw her committed to a psychiatric ward twice. 

Bryan said that "there was a need" for external control of his sister's estate and affairs "in the beginning", and since then some changes had been made to the arrangement and the family was "hoping for the best".