Britney Spears has expressed her desire to officially retire from the music industry, According to her longtime manager.
Larry Rudolph, who has represented Spears since the beginning of her career, claimed in a letter published by Deadline that he was stepping out after learning of her plans.
The note was apparently addressed to Spears’ father, Jamie, and her caregiver, Jodi Montgomery, both of whom are Spears’ co-conservators.
“It’s been more than two and a half years since Britney and I last spoke, when she told me she wanted to take an indefinite professional break. “Earlier today, I became aware that Britney had been publicly announcing her desire to retire,” Rudolph allegedly stated.
“As you are aware, I was never a part of the conservatorship or its operations, therefore I am unaware of many of these issues. Britney recruited me to help manage and support her with her career at her desire.
“As her manager, I believe it is in Britney’s best interests for me to leave her team because my professional services are no longer required.
“Please accept my formal resignation in the form of this letter.”
“I will always be tremendously proud of what we accomplished throughout our 25 years together,” the letter continued. I wish Britney the best of health and happiness, and I’ll be there for her again if she needs me, just as I always have.”
Britney Spears’ representative has been approached for comment by The Independent.
Rudolph had been in charge of Spears’ career since the mid-nineties, and his other notable entertainment clients include Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler.
Britney Spears has not performed since 2018, and she has stated that she would not do so until her father is freed from her contentious conservatorship.
She has been on vacation in Maui with her boyfriend, Sam Ashgari, following her dramatic appearance in open court in Los Angeles in her bid to have her conservatorship removed.
The pop star said she had “pretended like everything was ok” for years because she was “embarrassed to discuss what happened to me” in her first public comment after her stunning courtroom evidence on Wednesday (24 June).
Judge Brenda Penny was urged by Spears to dissolve the conservatorship over her life and work, which she described as “abusive.”
She also claimed that the court-ordered arrangement forbids her from marrying lover Sam Asghari and requires her to wear a birth control device.
She urged the judge to conclude the case without further medical evaluation and slammed her father, Jamie, who has been in charge of much of her life for the past 13 years.