American R&B singer/songwriter, Bobby Brown, finds Britney Spears to be a "special artist".
Although he hates the troubled pop star's cover version of his track My Prerogative, he insists that she should be given a chance to turn her career around again.
Although Brown "loved the video" for Spears' 2004 track, he insists she didn't do justice to the version he took to number one 20 years ago.
But he insists that his own battles with drugs show how fame can cause stars to meltdown.
"She's a special artist and people should treat her like a special artist. She's a very beautiful girl," Contactmusic quoted him, as saying.
"I'm a perfect example of how this business can mess with your head. Just let that girl live for a minute," he added.