Britney Spears’ manager has confirmed that Britney plans to retire from music.
Larry Rudolph has been with the singer from her early days of stardom, working closely with her on hits including ...Baby One More Time and Toxic, and remained by her side when she was placed under conservatorship in 2008 due to mental health worries.
She detailed her "abusive" conservatorship during a recent hearing, stating,
I'm not lying. I just want my life back. It's been 13 years now. And it's enough. It's been a long time since I've owned my money. And it's my wish and my dream for all of this to end without being tested.
According to Deadline, Rudolph revealed Spears' retirement plans, leading him to resign from his position.
“It has been over two-and-a-half years since Britney and I last communicated, at which time she informed me she wanted to take an indefinite work hiatus.” Rudolph wrote in a letter to Spears' dad Jamie and Jodi Montgomery (who Britney is currently under the purview of in her conservatorship).
“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,” he added.“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.” Rudolph concluded.
We’re proud too, and hoping this all comes to an end with Britney’s best interests at heart!