Fans can't stop wondering if the Hit Me Baby One More Time queen, Britney Spears, will be returning to the stage.
The singer's lawyer recently revealed that, as part of a motion to prevent Andrew Wallet – who is a controversial figure who served as co-conservator for almost a decade alongside Spears's father – from becoming a co-conservator. And, according to new court documents, Britney Spears doesn't want to perform anymore.
Earlier in August, the singer's father, Jamie Spears, requested that Wallet should be appointed to the role once more. But the singer does not agree, especially after the singer does not want to return to the stage any time soon, and also due to the fact that Spears doesn't think she would be able to afford his services.
"To this date, Britney has not resumed performing and has stated that she does not desire to do so at this time," the court documents read.
Spears's legal team further claimed that Jamie has only requested that Wallet be reappointed to the role because he was worried that "Britney's decision not to perform will require him to undertake drastic changes to her budget."
However the court documents stated that Spears "continues to move in the direction of greater autonomy," and that she would prefer "to work with a corporate fiduciary who can offer both a physical office and a team of independent financial professionals rather than a single individual, hand-picked by her father, who is a complete stranger to her," like Wallet.
Spears's manager, Larry Rudolph stated that; "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."
Rudolph also added that Spears are in charge of making the decision on whether she wants to perform or not. Spears has not publicly commented on her desire to perform, or the status of her conservatorship. However the singer has dropped several hints supporting the #FreeBritney movement on social media.
"I want to thank all my dear ... sweet ... real fans for being so damn wonderful !!!" Spears wrote on Instagram in late August.
Despite Spears' father's wishes, her lawyers acknowledged the Free Britney movement in legal documents and requested that Spears' conservatorship case should be made public.
"Britney herself is vehemently opposed to this effort by her father to keep her legal struggle hidden away in the closet as a family secret. Far from being a conspiracy theory or a 'joke' as [Jamie] reportedly told the media, in large part this scrutiny is a reasonable and even predictable result of James' aggressive use of the sealing procedure over the years to minimize the amount of meaningful information made available to the public."