The state of Britney Spears‘ personal life continues to have professional ramifications.
As widely reported, the singer is at the center of a scandal surrounding her conservatorship; a measure put in place after her 2007 breakdown.
After news surfaced of the singer’s admission into mental health facility in Janaury, a sect of fans hit the press claiming controlling impropriety by the star’s handlers – all of which has been adamantly denied.
Complicating the matter the more was Spears’ recent court date, which she attended with her mother Lynn. During the closed hearing, she reportedly confirmed that she has several issues with her current predicament – including, but not limited to, medication and visitation rights to see her children (who primarily reside with their father Kevin Federline).
Now, her longtime manager Larry Rudolph has weighed in with an update.
His words below…
Speaking to TMZ, Rudolph (who has no involvement with the conservatorship) said:
“As the person who guides her career — based on the information I and all of the professionals who work with her are being told on a need-to-know basis — from what I have gathered it’s clear to me she should not be going back to do this Vegas residency, not in the near future and possibly never again.”
Countering claims that she’s being forced to work, he said the singer is very driven and in control of what she wants to do. He explained:
“Last summer, when she wanted to tour, she called me every day. She was excited. She hasn’t called me in months. Crickets. She clearly doesn’t want to perform now.”
As for what’s next, he concluded:
“I don’t want her to work again ’till she’s ready, physically, mentally and passionately. 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.”