Britney Spears’ uncle Willie is speaking out to The Sun about the singer’s troubled childhood, claiming the 26-year-old started drinking at the age of 13 and dabbled in drugs the following year. “It got worse when she got famous and she found out that people would do what she wanted them to,” Willie claimed. “She’s tried just about everything. She wanted to drink, party and go where she wanted to go. She is a ruthless little thing, make no mistake. Nobody controls her. She bosses everyone around her.”
Willie places much of the blame on Britney’s father Jamie. “Just about everyone in the Spears family is a drunk and Britney’s dad Jamie was one of the worst,” he said. “He would drink from daylight to night. Britney saw him drunk all the time. Britney grew up thinking it was alright to drink and that you can live with a drinking problem.” Read more.