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Britney Spears’ longtime manager resigns

By | Published on Tuesday 6 July 2021

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Britney Spears’ longtime manager Larry Rudolph has resigned, amid increased calls for the singer to be released from the conservatorship she has been bound by for the last thirteen years.

According to Deadline, Rudolph – who has managed Spears since the mid-90s, with just a couple of breaks along the way – wrote to the musician’s co-conservators Jamie Spears and Jodi Montgomery yesterday.

In his letter, he says that it had been some time since he had last spoken to Britney, but he now feels that his “professional services are no longer needed” as he understands that she intends to retire from music.

“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”, he writes. “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”, he goes on. “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 says that he is “incredibly proud of what we accomplished over our 25 years together” and adds that he will “be there for her if she ever needs me again, just as I always have been”.

As Rudolph says, Spears has been on hiatus since 2019, when she cancelled a Las Vegas residency. That came after her father was hospitalised with a ruptured colon, which led to him withdrawing from his role as conservator temporarily.

Last month, of course, Spears said in a court statement that she wishes her conservatorship to come to an end, saying that she believes the arrangement to be “abusive”.

She also said then that she wants to take time away from public life in order to get married and have another child, which she says she is prohibited from doing under the conservatorship. Rudolph’s letter is the first suggestion that she intends to retire from music entirely.

Although she has insists that she wants the conservatorship to end, Spears has not yet officially filed a petition with the court in order to begin that process.