Britney Spears’ friend and cousin, Alli Sims, has gone on the record in a new interview, lashing out at the pop star’s new paparazzo paramour, Adnan Ghalib.
“I don’t know him. I only know who he is through him following us for the last eight months. I do not think Adnan is a good person; I think he only has bad intentions,” Sims told Us Weekly. “He has always given me a weird feeling and creeped me out. I wish he would go away.”
Ghalib seemed to enter Spears life on a constant basis around the holidays when Sims and Spears’ trusted associate, Sam Lufti, weren’t around. When asked if she thought Ghalib planned out his move on Brit to occur while they were away, she responded affirmatively.
“Yeah. Because he knows good and well I would have been like, ‘Who are you?’ But I don’t even really know what’s going on. I try to stay out of all that stuff,” she said.
Sims, who previously lived with Spears, calls the “Baby One More Time” singer, “one of my best friends,” in the new article. And despite the pop star’s recent antics, Sims was resistant to the idea that Spears suffers from mental illness.
“I’m sure she’s upset, she has a lot of stress,” Sims explained. “I would be emotional if I was going through this. I would be sad if my kids were going back and forth. I think that the difference is that there is so much media attention on her during all of this and so it doesn’t give a person much room to even act normal.”
So why then did Spears blow off a pre-Christmas deposition with K-Fed’s attorney Mark Vincent Kaplan and skip out on a custody hearing earlier this week?
“She’s upset about everything going on and acts on feelings of, ‘I’m too nervous to do this right now,’ or, ‘I don’t want to do this right now,’” Sims reasoned. “She is sad the kids are coming and going. I don’t think it’s anything other than just being upset like any mom would be if they were in this situation.”
As for the incident on January 3, when cops were called to the singer’s house after a stand-off and Spears was taken to hospital on an involuntary psychiatric hold, Sims told Us there was no way Britney was on drugs at the time.
“Absolutely not,” she said. ” I do not think that is the issue at all. When the news came out, that did not even cross my mind. And if something was to come out, I would definitely be shocked. I was with her for eight months, pretty much every day and never witnessed anything like that – and I lived [with her].”
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