Property tycoon Donald Trump has offered his hardline support to troubled pop superstar Britney Spears, insisting "somebody needs to rein her in."
The billionaire has a long history with Spears and admits he's always been fond of the TOXIC singer, who has often performed at events he has staged.
And, as he ponders the pop star's future, Trump, who insisted his Miss USA, TARA CONNER, attend rehab for a substance abuse problem last December (06), hopes the singer gets the support she needs.
He says, "I know Britney. She's performed for me and she was always so nice. She was like the queen five years ago. It's very sad to see what's happening.
"In this world, anybody can make a comeback and hopefully somebody's going to give Britney a second chance. She needs it.
"Somebody has to rein Britney in... She really needs help and she needs help fast before it goes too far."
Spears is currently seeking counselling at Promises rehab facility in Malibu, California.