Larry Rudolph has resigned as Britney Spears’ manager after 25 years.
Rudolph, whose other clients include Pitbull, Steven Tyler and Aerosmith, started managing Spears in 1995.
Rudolph’s resignation follows Britney Spears’ court appearance in Los Angeles last month to request an end to her conservatorship.
Approved by a court in 2008, the conservatorship gave her father James P. Spears control of her career, finances and personal life.
Addressing Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny on June 23, Spears compared the conservatorship to ‘abuse’ and claimed, amongst other things, that she was made to perform against her will.
As first reported by Deadline, Rudolph has written to Spears’ father James P. Spears and Jodi Montgomer (the co-executors of Britney Spears’ estate), to formally resign from her management team.
Rudolph states that “It has been over 2 1/2 years” since he and Britney last communicated and that she informed him at the time that “she wanted to take an indefinite work hiatus”.
“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.”
He added: “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.”
You can read his resignation letter in full below:
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 RudolphMusic Business Worldwide