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Watch Courtney Love perform a tearful cover of Britney Spears’ 'Lucky'

The Hole frontwoman broke down in tears during the Instagram performance

Between recording songs for her first solo album since 2004, Courtney Love has shown support for #FreeBritney with a cover of Britney Spears’ song “Lucky” on Instagram.

The 2000 track is about how constructive the life of a pop star can be. Love begins to tear up near the end of the song, saying: “I’m actually crying. I fucking hate this when it happens to me.”

While Love didn’t mention Spears by name in the video, her cover seems timely given the pop star’s testimony to an LA court regarding her controversial conservatorship.

Both musicians previously shared a manager, Sam Lutfi. According to The New Yorker, Love called Lutfi a “street hustler” and took out a restraining order against him in 2018 after the manager told her to “go choke on opiates and die”.

In her testimony, Spears revealed details about wanting to end her conservatorship without being medically evaluated. She claimed that she was forced to take lithium after she publicly announced a break from live shows.

“It’s a strong drug. You can go mentally impaired if you stay on it longer than five months. I felt drunk. I couldn’t even have a conversation with my mom or dad about anything,” she said.

She also explained that her team allegedly wouldn’t let her remove her IUD. “I want to be able to get married and have a baby,” Spears said. “I have an IUD in my body right now that won’t let me have a baby and my conservators won’t let me go to the doctor to take it out.”

“I feel ganged up on. I feel bullied and I feel left out and alone,” she told the court.

Following her testimony, a request to have her father removed from his role overseeing her conservatorship was denied.