Britney Spears Officially Retires From Music, Manager Larry Rudolph Says In Resignation Letter
Larry Rudolph, longtime manager of Britney Spears, announced his resignation in a letter to her conservators, stating Britney's intent to “officially retire” from music. In a letter published by Deadline and The Wrap, Rudolph said he resigned after he “became aware that Britney had been voicing her intention to officially retire.” The letter was addressed to the singer’s father, Jamie Spears, and Jodi Montgomery, the co-executors of her conservatorship.
Rudolph says 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."
Rudolph's resignation comes right after Britney's testimony where she said she was forced to perform and never wanted to do the European tour. In 2019, Rudolph stressed the need to put her physical and emotional well-being before her career, stating he had no intention of talking her into working if she couldn’t handle it. “I don’t want her to work again ‘til she’s ready, physically, mentally and passionately,” he said. ”If that time never comes again, it will never come again. I have no desire or ability to make her work again. I am only here for her when she wants to work. And, if she ever does want to work again, I’m here to tell her if it’s a good idea or a bad idea.”
Rudolph ended his email with this ... "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."