If blackholes collapse under there own gravity , then what it means that gravity is a property of spacetime?

what role the fabric of spacetime plays in contracting or collapsing the star to become a blackhole or if a super massive star collapse only due to its own gravity?General relativity says gravitation is an acceleration which a body receives due to curvature of spacetime ,if it means there is no gravitational force... show more what role the fabric of spacetime plays in contracting or collapsing the star to become a blackhole or if a super massive star collapse only due to its own gravity?General relativity says gravitation is an acceleration which a body receives due to curvature of spacetime ,if it means there is no gravitational force but its just the distortion of spacetime?
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