Britney Spears recently revealed she will “never return to the music industry,” following speculations last week about her possibly resuming studio work.
Responding to US media reports about her assembling a team for her 10th album, Spears refuted these claims on Instagram.
“Just so we’re clear, most of the news is trash!!!” the singer penned on Instagram.
“They keep saying I’m turning to random people to do a new album … I will never return to the music industry!!!”
Several media sources had hinted at Julia Michaels and Charlie XCX potentially collaborating with Spears.
However, Spears clarified that her music writing is purely for enjoyment and disclosed that she has composed over 20 songs for others in the last two years.
Spears, famous for songs like “Baby One More Time”, “Oops!… I Did It Again”, and “Toxic”, wrote, “I’m a ghostwriter and I honestly enjoy it that way!!!”
Her Instagram post featured Guido Reni’s Renaissance artwork, Salome Bearing the Head of St John the Baptist.
After her conservatorship ended, Spears released new music in August 2022, collaborating with Sir Elton John on “Hold Me Closer,” marking her comeback after six years.
Despite fan eagerness for her music career, Spears had previously expressed reservations about returning to the industry. This recent statement is her first definite refusal.
Last year, Spears shared her experiences under conservatorship and her relationship with Justin Timberlake in her memoir, “The Woman in Me” highlighting her current focus on self-discovery over her music career.
Spears wrote at the time: “Pushing forward in my music career is not my focus at the moment. It’s time for me not to be someone who other people want; it’s time to actually find myself.”