Britney Spears’ longtime manager resigned this week amid the onslaught of controversy over the pop star’s court-appointed conservatorship.
Larry Rudolph wished Spears “all the health and happiness in the world” in his resignation letter, first published by Deadline late Monday and since corroborated by CNN and NBC News, among other outlets. After noting he and the pop star hadn’t spoken in two and a half years, he added, “Earlier today, I became aware that Britney had been voicing her intention to officially retire.”
“I was originally hired at Britney’s request to help manage and assist her with her career,” wrote Rudolph, whose clients include Aerosmith and its lead singer, Steven Tyler. “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.”