Britney Spears’ Manager: She ‘Doesn’t Want to Perform Now’

‘She should not be going back to do this Vegas residency,’ Larry Rudolph adds.

Britney Spears’ Manager Larry Rudolph She Doesn’t Want to Perform Now
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Time out! Britney Spears’ longtime manager, Larry Rudolph, thinks the pop princess wants and needs to take a break from performing.

Rudolph, who spoke to TMZ, says it’s especially true of her Las Vegas residency.

“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.”

Spears, 37, put her Sin City gig on ice in January to care for dad Jamie Spears after he suffered a medical emergency late last year. A few months later, she checked into a mental health facility for a 30-day stay.

Rudolph told the site that the superstar was almost done with preparing for the Vegas show’s reboot when her dad became sick in November. “It was the perfect storm,” he said. “We had to pull her show because her meds stopped working, and she was distraught over her dad’s illness.”

He added that Spears hasn’t seemed very interested in performing again. “Last summer, when she wanted to tour, she called me every day. She was excited,” he dished. “She hasn’t called me in months. Crickets. She clearly doesn’t want to perform now.”

If Rudolph gets his way, she won’t be working again any time soon. “I don’t want her to work again ’til she’s ready — physically, mentally, and passionately,” he told TMZ. “If that time never comes again, it will never come again. I have no desire or ability to make her work again.”

But the star’s family is furious at the manager. “Larry has, and always will, only look out for Larry,” a source told Radar Online of Rudolph, who the insider also said isn’t authorized to speak on her behalf. “He clearly does not have Britney’s best interest at heart, and after this debacle, Britney wants him gone.”

Things have been shaky in Spears’ world as of late. On Friday, May 10, she had a court hearing over the fate of her conservatorship, which is controlled by dad Jamie. She was ordered to undergo a 730 evaluation, according to court documents obtained by Radar. Another hearing is set for September 18.