She wants to get in the zone — but not just yet.
Britney Spears “wants to make music and perform again,” but it’s “not her top priority right now and hasn’t been for a while,” a source exclusively told Page Six Friday — the same day her 13-year conservatorship was terminated for good.
“It’s never been her intention to step away from her career altogether. People around Britney spoke for her and said she was retiring, but they were putting words in her mouth.”
The insider added, “The only thing she’s said is that she would not work again under her father’s control, but now that he’s out as her conservator, she’s willing and even excited to get back to it one day.”
Amid Spears’ ongoing battle to end the conservatorship there has been a lot of buzz as to whether the 39-year-old pop icon would ever return to her music career.
She has been on an “indefinite work hiatus” as of January 2019, during which she was checked into a mental health facility.
It was revealed at the time that her new album and planned second Vegas residency, “Britney: Domination,” would be delayed until further notice as a result of the hiatus.
Spears’ 15-year-old son, Jayden, then told his followers in an impromptu Instagram Live session in March 2020 that his mom was still unsure about a comeback.
“I haven’t seen her do a lot of new music at all,” the teen previously said. “I remember one time I asked her, ‘Mom, what happened to your music?’ and she was, like, ‘I don’t know, honey. I think I might just quit it.’”
He said he was shocked by her response, adding that he told her, “What are you saying? Do you know how much bank you make off of that stuff?”
In July, Spear’s longtime manager, Larry Rudolph, quit, claiming the “Overprotected” singer had plans to “officially retire.”
The veteran music executive, who helped Spears get her her first record deal, said, “Earlier today, I became aware that Britney had been voicing her intention to officially retire … 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.”
TMZ reported earlier on Friday that Spears now wants to get back into the studio, but has not yet picked producers or writers to work with.
However, our source clarified that while the “Toxic” singer is open to getting back to work, but noted that “her focus is on the elimination of her conservatorship, marrying Sam and having a baby.”
“Sam encourages Britney all the time to make new music and reminds her that she’s ‘the GOAT,’ but he doesn’t push her to do it,” the insider said. “He just knows that she loves performing and wants to see her happy. When Britney does ‘come back’ (a phrase she hates), she wants it to be on her own terms — something she hasn’t been able to do in nearly 14 years.”
On Friday, Los Angeles Superior Court Brenda Penny ruled that Spears is now capable of being in control of her $60 million estate and the circumstances that led to the restrictive legal arrangement in 2008 no longer apply.