?I put her on hiatus,? Zelnik says. ?Brit?s album is pushed until ?08. If she has no album, there?s no reason to do anything. I?m representing her in theory right now. I said that since the album is pushed back until ?08, let?s go on hiatus until we have a campaign to do.?
A music-industry insider says the album is delayed because Britney?s struggling creatively. “I’m surprised the album wasn’t pushed back to ?09 ? everything’s up in the air with the album right now,” the insider says.
“Jive [Records, Brit’s label] hated the songs Britney was coming up with, except for a few. The executives are not happy. And she didn’t want to listen to anyone. Everything was a problem for her. They wanted her to work with certain people, and she wanted the opposite.”