Britney Spears has finally completed the long-awaited book that delves deep into her life, family and conservatory years.
The announcement that her memoir was finished was cause for celebration among fans. However, an immense paper shortage is causing a major delay in the tome’s release, TMZ reported on Saturday.
Sources told the publication that there is no estimated time for the paper shortage to be fixed, which has led to an abrupt halt to the introduction of a release date.
Delay: Britney Spears, 40, has finished her memoir but due to paper shortages the publication process has been delayed, sources told TMZ on Saturday; Seen in Hollywood in 2019
Britney and her team originally wanted the memoir available by January next year.
Sources confirmed to TMZ that Britney’s insightful memoir will be published by Simon & Schuster, one of America’s largest publishers.
The 40-year-old Baby One More Time singer signed a book deal earlier this February and received a $15 million advance.
So close and yet so far: Although the star has completed her memoir, she has to wait for a solution to the paper shortage. Her team originally wanted the memoir to be available in January 2023
In an Instagram post, which has since been deleted, the star expressed her excitement at having the opportunity to share her version of the story, according to USA Today.
“Well I’m writing a book right now and it’s actually healing and therapeutic… it’s also hard to bring up past events in my life,” the Toxic hitmaker wrote.
“I could never express myself openly!!! I can only imagine sounding childish, but I was extremely young when these events took place,” Britney concluded.
Big deal: The Baby One More Time singer signed a book deal in February and received a $15 million advance
The Gimme More singer began working on the quill after her younger sister, Jamie Lynn Spears, published her own memoir, Things I Should Have Said.
Britney resented the book’s content and claims. According to Page Six, the singer’s attorney, Mathew Rosengart, wrote a cease and desist letter shortly after the memoir was released to the public.
“Although Britney has not read your book and does not intend to read it, she and millions of her fans have been shocked to see you exploit her for monetary gain,” he said in his statement.
At the end of the letter, the attorney added, “She will not, and should not, tolerate it.”
Feud: Jamie Lynn Spears released her own memoir in early January this year, which angered her older sister over claims about her
Motivation: The Toxic singer began writing her own memoir after Things I Should Have Said was released
Though Britney may be waiting for a miracle when it comes to supply shortages, the Queen of Pop has an extra reason to celebrate.
The star received a win earlier this week on Wednesday when a judge ruled she does not have to sit to testify in the court battle with her father Jamie Spears, Deadline reported.
The father-daughter duo clashed in court at the end of 13-year conservatory.
Britney has pushed claims like her father is spying on her, while Jamie on the other hand claims the singer has been spreading lies about him.
Victory in court: Britney recently won a victory earlier this week when a judge ruled that the star does not have to sit for testimony in the court battle with her father Jamie Spears