Although she’s been busy working on her first solo album since 2004, Love set aside some time this past weekend amid Britney Spears’ ongoing conservatorship battle to record a cover of Spears’ 2000 hit “Lucky” about the restrictions and isolation pop stars can face at the height of fame.
In the video, which the former Hole frontwoman shared to her Instagram, Love breaks into an acoustic version of the song with only her guitar for accompaniment. Towards the end of the cover, Love says, “I’m actually crying. I f*ckin’ hate this when it happens to me.”
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Love’s raw cover came hours after the The New Yorker released their exposé on Spears’ conservatorship nightmare in which Love is quoted talking about the pop star’s ex-manager Sam Lufti and her business manager Lou Taylor.
Love refers to Lufti as a “street hustler” while accusing Taylor (who has ties with Spears’ dad, Jamie) of forcing her into the conservatorship. The article, which was written by Ronan Farrow and Jia Tolentino, has also generated plenty of buzz online as the #FreeBritney movement continues to gain momentum.
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