Britney Spears has reportedly signed a “record-breaking” deal to write a memoir about her life and career.
According to Variety, Simon & Schuster have agreed a deal with the pop star for a tell-all memoir, covering her early life, rise to fame, music career and the controversial conservatorship.
A source has told Variety that the deal for the book is “record-breaking” and could be worth as much as $15million (£12m) after Simon & Schuster won a hard-fought bidding war.
The news comes after Spears threatened to sue her sister Jamie-Lynn over what Spears described as “derogatory” remarks in her sister’s own memoir.
In a cease and desist letter, Spears’ lawyer Matthew Rosengart took aim at Jamie Lynn’s new book, ‘Things I Should Have Said’, which he claimed is “ill-timed” and contains a number of “misleading or outrageous claims.”
The feud became public when Jamie Lynn made an appearance on Good Morning America to promote the book. She claimed to have been involved in the termination of Spears’ conservatorship, describing herself as “my sister’s biggest supporter.”
However, in the book, Jamie Lynn describes Britney’s past behaviour as “paranoid”, “spiralling” and “erratic”.
Rosengart said: “Publicly airing false or fantastical grievances is wrong, especially when designed to sell books. It is also potentially unlawful and defamatory.”
Elsewhere, Britney has shared a letter she received from US congress congratulating her on the “historic victories” of her conservatorship battle.
The singer posted a picture of the letter on Instagram, writing that she was “immediately flattered and at the time I wasn’t nearly at the healing stage I’m in now”.
In the letter dated December 1, 2021, Congress members Charlie Crist and Eric Swalwell wrote: “Your journey towards justice will inspire and empower many others who are improperly silenced by the conservatorship process.”