Is Britney Spears ready to throw in the towel on her music career?
All signs are pointing to a potential retirement and her music manager, Larry Rudolph, has officially resigned from his position, this according to an exclusive report from Deadline.
Rudolph has managed Britney’s career since the mid-1990s.
In a letter sent to Britney’s co-conservators, Jamie Spears and Jodi Montgomery, on Monday, July 5, Rudolph said, “It has been over 2 1/2 years since Britney and I last communicated, at which time she informed me she wanted to take an indefinite work hiatus. Earlier today, I became aware that Britney had been voicing her intention to officially retire.”
His statement continued, “As her manager, I believe it is in Britney’s best interest for me to resign from her team as my professional services are no longer needed.”
Is a retirement on the horizon?!?
News of a potential retirement comes after an explosive and shocking statement made by Britney to a Los Angeles judge on June 23.
In her 24-minute statement, Britney claimed the 13-year-old conservatorship was “abusive” and she wanted it dissolved.
“It is my wish and dream for all of this to end. I want my life back. I truly believe this conservatorship is abusive … I want to end the conservatorship without being evaluated. I want to petition to end the conservatorship,” Britney said to the judge.
The “Slave 4 U” singer also claimed her management team stiff-armed her after a show and forced her into signing a contract.
Britney’s claims centered around a 2018 tour that she was reluctant to participate in.
She was informed her own management could sue her if she didn’t follow through with the tour, and she claims her business manager quote, “handed me a sheet of paper as I got off the stage in Vegas and said I had to sign it. It was very threatening and scary and, with the conservatorship, I couldn’t even get my own attorney. So, out of fear, I went ahead and I did the tour.”
Britney was forced to perform!
Rudolph stated in his resignation letter that he has never been a part of the conservatorship or its operations.
He rounded out his statement writing, “I was originally hired at Britney’s request to help manage and assist her with her career. I will always be incredibly proud of what we accomplished over our 25 years together. I wish Britney all the health and happiness in the world, and I’ll be there for her if she ever needs me again, just as I always have been.”
Britney hasn’t publicly addressed the retirement rumors or Rudolph’s resignation at this time.
The Blast will keep you updated on all things Britney, her conservatorship and career as new details become available.