Britney Spears has finally completed the long-awaited book that delves deep into her life, family and the years of her conservatorship.
The announcement that her memoir was finished was cause for celebration among fans. However, an immense paper shortage is causing a major delay in publishing the tome, TMZ reported on Saturday.
Sources told the publication that there is no projected time for when the paper shortage will be fixed, which has caused an abrupt halt in rolling out a release date.
Delay: Britney Spears, 40, finished her memoir but due to a paper shortage, the publication process has been delayed, sources told TMZ on Saturday; seen in 2019 in Hollywood
Britney and her team had originally wanted to have the memoir available in January of next year.
Sources confirmed to TMZ that Britney’s revealing memoir will be published under Simon & Schuster, one of the largest American publishers.
The Baby One More Time singer, 40, signed a book deal earlier this year in February and received a $15 million advance.
So close yet so far: Although the star has completed her memoir, she has to wait for a fix in the paper supply shortage. Her team had originally wanted the memoir to be available in January 2023
In an Instagram post that has since been deleted, the star expressed her excitement about having the chance to have her version of the story shared, according to USA Today.
‘Well I’m writing a book at the moment and it’s actually healing and therapeutic… it’s also hard bringing up past events in my life,’ the Toxic hitmaker wrote.
‘I’ve never been able to express openly!!! I can only imagine that I do sound childish but I was extremely young with those 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 to put pen to paper after her younger sister, Jamie Lynn Spears, published her own memoir, Things I Should Have Said.
Britney grew upset about the contents and claims included in the book. According to Page Six, the singer’s lawyer, Mathew Rosengart, wrote a cease-and-desist letter shortly after the memoir became available to the public.
‘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,’ he had issued in his statement.
At the end of the letter, the lawyer added, ‘She will not tolerate it, nor should she.’
Feud: Jamie Lynn Spears published her own memoir earlier this year in January which left her older sister upset due to claims about her
Motivation: The Toxic singer began to write her own memoir after Things I Should Have Said was published
Although Britney has to wait for a miracle to happen in regards to the supply shortage, the Queen of Pop has an additional reason to celebrate.
The star received a victory earlier this week on Wednesday, with a judge ruling that she doesn’t have to sit for a deposition amid court battle with her father, Jamie Spears, reported Deadline.
The father daughter duo have been fighting each other in court over the end of the 13-year conservatorship.
Britney has brought claims to the forefront, such as her father spying on her, while on the other side, Jamie has alleged that the singer has been spreading lies about him.
Court win: Britney recently scored a victory earlier this week when a judge ruled that the star doesn’t have to sit for a deposition amid court battle with her father, Jamie Spears