Britney's Dad: I Need More Money to Run Her Life

Plus, handlers have strict rules for interviews
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 18, 2013 10:19 AM CDT
Britney's Dad: I Need More Money to Run Her Life
Britney Spears introduces Miley Cyrus at IHeartRadio Music Festival, day 2, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 in Las Vegas, NV.   (Photo by Al Powers/Powers Imagery/Invision /AP)

(Newser) – Britney Spears' father, Jamie, has been in charge of her since she was placed under conservatorship in 2008, and he thinks it's about time for a raise, Radar reports. "I continue to perform services to protect and care for Britney’s person and to administer her estate in good faith and in her best interests. I continue to have significant oversight duties relating to her visitation with her children," he writes in a new petition to the court. In addition to the $16,000 he gets for those duties per month, he also gets $1,200 for office rent, and he wants that amount bumped to $2,000, plus $7,200 in back pay for the increased rent he's paid since last year.

Brit is apparently also under strict control when it comes to interviews. She's been promoting her upcoming Vegas residency, and her handlers told radio interviewers that during the five-minute interviews, they could only ask about Vegas or Britney's new album or single, sources tell the New York Daily News. "So everyone is clear," the stations are being informed, "no personal questions and no funny business." But apparently the interviews still aren't going well: One was pulled entirely after DJs deemed it "a one-sided conversation," and during another, the hosts needed to ask a distracted Spears one of their questions twice. (Read more Britney Spears stories.)

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