With Britney Spears' father, Jamie, undergoing a second surgery following his colon rupture and hospitalization, there is controversy about who will take control of her $250 million fortune.
As OK!Magazine.com readers know, Jamie Spears, was given the reigns of Britney's finances after her 2008 meltdown. Every purchase the "Circus" singer, 37, makes is tracked in court documents to safeguard her money. She pays her dad $130,000 a year to manage her affairs.
On his podcast "Straight Shuter: Naughty But Nice," Rob Shuter revealed what's really going on behind the scenes as friends and loved ones worry about who will fill Jamie's role.
"Britney said in January that her dad 'almost died' because of the health scare and now that it has been revealed that he needs more surgery friends and family are not just worried about him, they are worried about Britney and her fortune," sources told Straight Shuter.
Britney's conservatorship lawyer, Andrew Wallet, used to help Jamie, 66, manage her affairs, but the attorney recently quit, leaving the pop star's dad to deal with the mess solo.
Jamie has been in charge of Britney's fortune — and of almost every aspect of her life — for nearly a decade. Now that his health is in decline, will the star get her independence back, or will someone else be given the key to the pop treasure?
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