Britney Spears Declares: 'No comeback to the music industry,' dismisses new album rumors as 'Trash'

    In a recent statement, pop icon Britney Spears unequivocally declares her intention to stay away from the music industry, shutting down any speculations about a comeback.

    Britney Spears (LA Times)

    Britney Spears (LA Times)

    Britney Spears takes to Instagram to candidly dispel rumors of her involvement in a new album, making a firm declaration that she has no plans to "return to the music industry." This straightforward announcement from the pop sensation adds a definitive stance to recent speculations about her musical endeavors.

    The pop singer's response appears to be prompted by reports circulating on Page Six early Wednesday morning. These reports suggested that Britney Spears might be collaborating with Charli XCX and writer Julia Michaels for an undisclosed record—potentially marking her return to the music scene after nearly a decade.

    Britney Spears (Source: People)

    Britney Sets the Record Straight

    The report asserted that Britney Spears has not begun recording any new material, stating that the project is still in its early stages. Dismissing the rumors, Spears wrote in the caption of an Instagram post featuring the Italian Renaissance painting "Salome Bearing the Head of St. John the Baptist," "They keep saying I’m turning to random people to do a new album ... I will never return to the music industry."

    She elaborated, stating, "When I write, I write for fun or I write for other people!!! For those who've delved into my book, there's a lot about me that remains unknown... I've penned over 20 songs for others in the past two years alone!!!"

    Britney Spears (Source: X)

    Notably, Michaels and Spears have a history of collaboration, although the specifics of their working relationship remain undisclosed. Michaels is credited as a writer on Spears' "Slumber Party," a track featured on her most recent studio album, "Glory" (2016). This song was co-written with Mattias Larsson, Robin Fredriksson, and Justin Tranter.

    From Ghostwriting to Literary Success

    Spears went on to describe herself as a "ghostwriter," indicating that she engages in writing for other artists without publicly associating her name with the projects, and she expressed a preference for maintaining this anonymity.

    Britney Spears

    Addressing comments about her book, "The Woman in Me," allegedly being released without her approval, Spears clarified that the book, a national bestseller, surpassed 1.1 million copies sold in its first week across various formats, including print, pre-sales, e-books, and audiobooks.