Multiple outlets are reporting pop star Britney Spears has secured a $15 million dollar book deal with publisher Simon & Schuster.
According to Page Six, which was first to report the news, Simon & Schuster secured the deal after a bidding war from multiple publishers.
The book deal comes months after a Los Angeles Superior Court judge formally ended Spears’ 13-year long conservatorship that was placed by her father, Jamie Spears, in 2007.
News of Spears’ book deal also comes after her sister Jamie Lynn Spears released her memoir, Things I Should Have Said.
While the younger Spears sister promoted her memoir, the Spears sisters engaged in highly charged public feuding, with Britney calling out her sibling for making claims about her in interviews to sell copies of her book.
Sources say the book deal is unrelated to Jamie Lynn’s publication, the memoir by sister Jamie Lynn Spears.
In a since-deleted Instagram post, Britney Spears lashed out at her sister’s book, writing, “Congrats best seller…..The nerve of you to sell a book now and talk s—t but your f—king lying…..I wish you would take a lie detector test so all these masses of people see you’re lying through your teeth about me !!!! I wish the almighty, Lord would could come down and show this whole world that you’re lying and making money off of me !!!! You are scum, Jamie Lynn.”
A cease and desist letter from Britney Spears’ lawyer Matthew Rosengart read, “Although Britney has not read and does not intend to read your book, she and millions of her fans were shocked to see how you have exploited her for monetary gain. She will not tolerate it, nor should she.”
Variety reported that “a source close to Spears” and reported the book “will provide Spears’ accounts of and commentary on her rise to fame, her music career, and her relationship with her family.”