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Britney Spears' Memoir Delayed over Concern from A-Listers


Mon 08 May 2023 | 10:40 PM
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US pop singer Britney Spears tell-all memoir has been put on hold over concerns from some A-listers who know her. 

The US Sun reported Sunday that the tome’s publisher, Simon & Schuster, received “strongly worded legal letters” from those who fear what the “Toxic” singer has written.

“Britney is brutally honest in the book — there are a lot of nervous A-listers. Strongly worded legal letters have been sent to the publishers by people who know Britney and who fear what she has written,” an insider told the outlet.

In February 2022, the Princess of Pop signed a $15 million book deal with Simon & Schuster, which nabbed the contract following what was said to be a months-long bidding war amongst publishing houses for the rights to Spears’ book.

It is one of the highest in history after Barack and Michelle Obama’s publishing deals. The rights for Barack and Michelle Obama’s books sold in 2017, with the sum surpassing $60 million, the largest ever known figure for nonfiction books.

The “Crossroads” star's publisher is said to be “thrilled” with the yet-unnamed tome, which is now complete and going through final legal revisions for a planned release ahead of the holidays.

The memoir will be released in the fall – and publishing insiders have described the manuscript as “inspiring” and a “groundbreaking instant best-seller.”

“Britney’s book is a story of triumph. It will cover her most vulnerable moments, her childhood – being a little girl with big dreams – her break-up with Justin Timberlake, the moment she shaved her head, and her battle with her family over her conservatorship," a source said in a statement.

The insider added, "It is also a story of survival, finding her way out of the crippling conservatorship to finding happiness with her husband Sam Asghari,”.

“Britney’s book is brutally honest and from the heart. No stone is left unturned. Its truly a female empowerment story – her taking control of her life,” the source added.

A second publishing source said, “This book is a gift….There are parts of this book that every person—particularly every woman—can relate to and feel less alone. She transforms joy and pain into something transcendent: art. This is an inspiring read, not only because it shows the strength of Britney’s spirit, but because her story is told with such style, wit, intelligence, honesty, and without any self-pity. She is entirely winning in these pages,".

“This book will….shake the world. I believe that it will also be a groundbreaking instant bestseller.”

In November 2021, Spears was freed from her 13-year conservatorship. The 41-year-old's personal and financial affairs were controlled by her father Jamie Spears as part of the legal arrangement.

Since then, the pop star has been reconnecting with her fans on Instagram, sharing video messages and updates about her life.

Spears was adamant to pen a memoir after she was left fuming over the claims made in her younger sister Jamie Lynn’s book “Things I Should Have Said”.