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Britney Spears' manager says she may never perform again

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Britney Spears was slated to kick off her second Las Vegas residency, Britney: Domination, this past February, but canceled due to her father’s ailing health. Since then, reports have emerged regarding Spears’ own mental health, as have renewed legal battles regarding the strange conservatorship she’s been under since 2008, one that gives her father control over the majority of her business and personal affairs. Now, just days after Spears went to court to discuss the conservatorship, her manager, Larry Rudolph, tells TMZ that the star might be done performing for good.


“As the person who guides her careerbased on the information I and all of the professionals who work with her are being told on a need-to-know basisfrom 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,” Rudolph said.

Rudolph said that he would prefer Spears not to perform until she’s “ready, physically, mentally, and passionately.” He adds, “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.”


The #FreeBritney movement, a social media phenomena, continues to rally for Spears’ conservatorship to end. 

Randall Colburn is The A.V. Club's Internet Culture Editor. He lives in Chicago, occasionally writes plays, and was a talking head in Best Worst Movie, the documentary about Troll 2.

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