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    Britney Officially Planning To Retire; Manager Larry Rudolph Quits

    After 13 years of a conservatorship which she has said has left her "abused" and "traumatized", things are suddenly moving very very quickly in Britney Spears' efforts to reclaim her own independence.

    Just a week after a well-publicised court day in which she addressed the conservatorship publicly for the first time, and four days after her co-conservator Bessamer Trust officially quit, Britney has now made it known that she has no plans to return to music anytime soon.

    While she has yet to discuss her plans publicly, Britney's longtime manager Larry Rudolph (who, incidentally, she alluded to several times during her court hearing) has revealed the news in a letter he sent to Britney's co-conservators - her father Jamie Spears and the controversial Jodi Montgomery. As well as the bombshell about her retirement, Rudolph's letter also elicited other tidbits of information, including the fact that he hadn't talked to her in over two and a half years until today - an interesting point given that her record label has released several songs under her name in the last year alone.

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    James P. Spears and Jodi Montgomery, as co-executors of the estate of Britney Spears:

    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.

    Please accept this letter as my formal resignation.

    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.

    Larry Rudolph

    While we're somewhat reluctant to trust anything that Britney allegedly said that we're not hearing from her very own mouth, Britney's plans to retire haven't come as a total surprise to fans. Last year, her son Jayden stated in a controversial Instagram live that Britney may never return to performing; and in her own Instagram posts, Britney has said that was unsure if she would ever return to music again.

    Still, the news is a sad moment for Britney fans who have supported her recording career for the last 23 years.

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    As sad as this can be, I think releasing music under her name without even asking her is truly awful. 

    I Hope her stans will leak all of her music so her greedy dad won't make anymore money out of her. 

    She'll bless every leaked song, cause it's gonna turn against that pos of her father. 

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    26 minutes ago, 808Dream said:

    As sad as this can be, I think releasing music under her name without even asking her is truly awful. 

    I Hope her stans will leak all of her music so her greedy dad won't make anymore money out of her. 

    She'll bless every leaked song, cause it's gonna turn against that pos of her father. 

    I'd be really sad if she never makes music again, but at the end of the day I want her to be happy. Ideally, I would love if she took a few years break and came back with the kind of album that she's always wanted to make instead of what her label always made her make...I'd be interested to see what she came up with!

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    Alternatively lots of people don’t retire forever. With changes hopefully on the horizon with her conservatory, I’m sure she needs time to reorganize her life and appreciate freedom. Then hopefully a huge comeback!

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    7 hours ago, 365MM said:

    Alternatively lots of people don’t retire forever. With changes hopefully on the horizon with her conservatory, I’m sure she needs time to reorganize her life and appreciate freedom. Then hopefully a huge comeback!

    We can only hope so! Fingers crossed she’ll do a Cher and be back within a few years :cackle: 

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    2 hours ago, Skinny Legend said:

    We can only hope so! Fingers crossed she’ll do a Cher and be back within a few years :cackle: 

    Do a Cher lol

    How many Godbye Forever, Farewell for Eternity tours does she gave btw? 

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    21 minutes ago, Ruthless Love said:

    Personally speaking, after The Singles Collection, she should have retired. Gone out on top of her shit.

    Agh! A peak for sure, but Femme Fatale has some good/great stuff. To me at least. But after that…

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    5 hours ago, Ruthless Love said:

    Personally speaking, after The Singles Collection, she should have retired. Gone out on top of her shit.

    To me, Glory was a real return to form for her. I'd be sad if I'd never gotten to hear that album.

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    12 hours ago, 365MM said:

    Agh! A peak for sure, but Femme Fatale has some good/great stuff. To me at least. But after that…

    Meh. She looked so absent during Femme Fatale.

    7 hours ago, Skinny Legend said:

    To me, Glory was a real return to form for her. I'd be sad if I'd never gotten to hear that album.

    I love Glory, too, but I genuinely don't believe she wanted to make that album, despite how amazingly present she sounded.

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    On 7/8/2021 at 11:27 PM, Ruthless Love said:

    Meh. She looked so absent during Femme Fatale.

    I love Glory, too, but I genuinely don't believe she wanted to make that album, despite how amazingly present she sounded.

    I'm not sure about if she wanted to or not...But I could equally argue that she didn't want to make Blackout or Circus at some points ? And yet they're still great albums!

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    7 hours ago, Skinny Legend said:

    I'm not sure about if she wanted to or not...But I could equally argue that she didn't want to make Blackout or Circus at some points ? And yet they're still great albums!

    Good point! It is a career, and a lot of artists sometimes ‘phone-in’ good stuff anyway. 

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    On 7/25/2021 at 5:24 AM, lalisa said:

    After listening to her last statement I doubt she will retire after this. And also she owns RCA 1 more album.

     

    I think all the b10 sessions will be scrapped and we will get her most personal album

    I'm not too sure about that. I remember there were some emails that leaked where she was apparently looking for an executive producer so I guess it's possible! But I can't imagine anything will happen until the court case is sorted and her mental health is in a better place.

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