Is Britney Spears RETIRING from music? Manager Larry Rudolph quits after 25 years
In the most recent development to the case of Brtiney Spears' 13 years long conservatorship battle, Larry Rudolph, the singer's longtime manager, announced his resignation from his position on Monday, July 5, according to reports by several news outlets.
Spears was recently in the news after she appeared in court and gave testimony regarding her controversial conservatorship for the first time on Wednesday, June 23. The 'Toxic' singer has long wanted to remove her father as her conservator since 2016.
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In 2019, she announced a temporary hiatus from her career until she freed herself of James Spears' conservatorship. It was also reported on July 5 that Spears' former manager Sam Lufti said the singer "borrows phones from strangers" to avoid the tight surveillance of conservatorship under her father. Rudolph on Monday announced his resignation stating the singer is retiring from music and that his services are "no longer needed".
Is Britney Spears retiring from music?
"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," Rudolph who has been the 'Baby One More Time' singer's main manager since the early years of her career in the mid-1990s, said in a statement, according to Deadline.
"Earlier today, I became aware that Britney had been voicing her intention to officially retire," he wrote. "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." Rudolph sent the letter to Spears’ co-conservators, her father Jamie Spears and the court-appointed Jodi Montgomery.
“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,” Rudolph added. “Please accept this letter as my formal resignation.”
Rudolph concluded his statement by saying that he will "always be incredibly proud of what we accomplished over our 25 years together." He went on to wish the Princess of Pop "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."
According to Variety, Rudolph's retirement comes after Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny dismissed Britney Spears' most recent effort to remove her father Jamie Spears as a conservator on Wednesday, in response to a motion made last November by Spears' lawyer Samuel Ingham III. The motion filed by Spears' team was refused without prejudice, according to new court documents disclosed in the case, just a week after the singer submitted a statement to the court about her personal struggles under the conservatorship, which she branded "abusive".