Britney Spears' Longtime Manager Resigns, Says Singer Wants to Retire

Tuesday July 6, 2021

Britney Spears
Britney Spears  (Source:Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Britney Spears' longtime manager Larry Rudolph has officially resigned and said that the pop icon wants to retire, according to a report from Deadline.

Rudolph has served as Spears' manager for the last 25 years and in a letter to her co-conservators, which includes her father James "Jamie" Spears and the court-appointed Jodi Montgomery, said that he hasn't spoken to the "Slumber Party" singer in over two years.

"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," he said.

Deadline writes that Rudolph was her manager since the early days of her career but did not work for Spears in 2007 and 2008. "Even after the conservatorship kicked in in 2008 after a series of public incidents involving Spears, the returning Rudolph remained a stabilizing figure for Spears as she released more albums, went on world tours and even had a lucrative residency in Las Vegas," the site adds.

Rudolph's statement comes after Spears spoke on the record that she wanted out of the controversial conservatorship that has sparked the #FreeBritney movement. Over the weekend the New Yorker published a piece by Ronan Farrow and Jia Tolentino detailing the conservatorship over the years.

Click here to see Rudolph's full letter of resignation.