Britney Spears: Says She Will ‘Never Return to the Music Industry’ amid Rumors of a New Album

Britney Spears Squashes Album Rumors and Vows Never to Return to the Music Industry
Jul 15, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Britney Spears arrives for the 2015 ESPY's award show at Nokia
Jul 15, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Britney Spears arrives for the 2015 ESPY's award show at Nokia / Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Britney Spears has denied recent rumors of her return to the music industry, particularly the speculation surrounding a potential new album. In a candid Instagram post, the pop icon dismissed claims about her collaboration with artists like Charli XCX and writer Julia Michaels, emphasizing that she has no intentions of making a musical comeback.

Responding to reports that surfaced on Page Six, suggesting she might be working on an unannounced record with Charli XCX and Julia Michaels, Spears took to Instagram to set the record straight. Accompanying her message was an image of the Italian Renaissance painting “Salome Bearing the Head of St. John the Baptist.” She expressed her disinterest in returning to the music industry and clarified that when she writes, it is either for personal enjoyment or for others.

Contrary to the rumors, Spears revealed that she has written over 20 songs for various artists in the past two years, showcasing her ongoing involvement in the music scene. The singer acknowledged her collaboration with Julia Michaels, who previously worked on Spears’ song “Slumber Party” from her last studio album, “Glory” (2016). Spears referred to herself as a "ghostwriter," someone who contributes to projects without public attribution, noting that she prefers this more low-key role.

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Addressing additional comments, Spears clarified that her book, "The Woman in Me," was not released without her approval, countering the notion that it was published against her wishes. The memoir, which became a national bestseller, provided insight into Spears's experiences and the media's impact on her life.

In a concluding remark, Spears pushed back against negative narratives, asserting that she is both loved and blessed. The singer's Instagram post serves as a candid and direct response to recent speculations, reaffirming her stance on her current relationship with the music industry and addressing misinformation surrounding her personal and professional endeavors.