Britney Spears’ Manager Quits And Hints Britney Might Be Retiring
Britney Spears’ longtime manager has decided to end his ties with the pop star, according to media outlet Variety, citing his letter to the singer’s father, over her intention to stop singing professionally.
Larry Rudolph wrote in the letter to Jamie Spears and court-appointed care manager Jodi Montgomery that his “services are no longer needed” as Britney had been “voicing her intention to officially retire,” he wrote:
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.
As you know, I have never been a part of the conservatorship nor its operations, so I am not privy to many of these details. I was originally hired at Britney’s request to help manage and assist her with her career. And 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.
Britney Spears, 39, has been under a conservatorship since 2008, with decisions about her finances and personal care being managed by her father Jamie Spears. Last year, she began the legal process to remove him from handling her personal affairs.
Last month, the singer told a Los Angeles judge overseeing the arrangement that she wanted the conservatorship to end. Spears called the 13-year conservatorship abusive, saying she felt traumatised and angry and wanted her life back.
In an emotional 23-minute address to the LA court, Britney accused her father, Spears of enjoying the power he has over her and insisted: “I just want my life back”.
I feel ganged up on, I feel bullied, and I feel left out and alone. And I’m tired of feeling alone. I deserve to have the same rights as anybody does.
Rudolph, who had worked with the singer for over 25 years, said in the letter he had never been a part of the conservatorship or its operations. Rudolph was not immediately available to comment on the article.