Iggy Azalea says Britney Spears was 'restricted from trivial things' like how many sodas she could drink

Iggy Azalea has doubled down on her support for Britney Spears, saying the pop star "isn't lying or exaggerating" about her father's behaviour, and claiming to have seen the singer "restricted from the most bizarre and trivial things" when they worked together. 

Late last month, Spears told a Los Angeles court that under the conservatorship helmed by her father Jamie Spears, she had been drugged with lithium, forced to work as a "slave" and sign contracts under duress, as well as being prevented from having an IUD removed. 

In a statement on Twitter, Azalea said she had "personally witnessed" the same kind of behaviour Britney detailed in her testimony. 

"I just want to back her up and tell the world: She is not exaggerating or lying," she said. 

"I saw her restricted from even the most bizarre and trivial things, like how many sodas she was allowed to drink. Why is that even necessary?"

The Australian-born rapper also claimed Jamie forced her to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement "literally moments" before she and Britney were set to perform at the Billboard Music Awards in 2015. 

"I was backstage in the dressing room and [he] told me if I did not sign an NDA he would not allow me on stage," she said. 

"The way he went about getting me to sign a contract sounded similar to the tactics Britney spoke about last week in regards to her Las Vegas show," Azalea continued.

"Jamie Spears has a habit of making people sign documents while under duress it seems, and Britney Spears should not be forced to co-exist with that man when she's made it clear it is negatively impacting her mental health. This is not right at all."

Azalea said it was "basic human decency" to remove Jamie from the legal agreement that has been in place since 2008, seeing as Britney had "identified him as being abusive". 

"This should be illegal," she added. 

This week, a judge denied a request made by Britney's lawyer in 2020 to have her father removed as a conservator of her personal and financial affairs - although that ruling is not related to Spears' recent plea.

Last week, Azalea reminded her Twitter followers that she had previously spoken out about the singer's situation, revealing Britney's team had searched her house before allowing the pair to work together. 

Azalea assured her fans she had "reached out" to Britney, and that she would "use her voice" to help if that's what the 39-year-old pop icon wanted.