In a shocking twist of events Britney Spears’ longtime friend and choreographer has quit her upcoming tour.

Known for his work on Brit’s live shows and videos such as “Slave 4 U,” “Toxic” and most recently “Hold It Against Me,” Brian Friedman has worked with Britney for a large chunk of her career. So it came as a huge surprise when the announcement came that he will not be working with her this time around.

However, it’s not due to any major falling out. Friedman took to Twitter to lay the rumors to rest before they even got a chance to start swirling. He tweeted:

To put rumors and questions to rest… Due 2 scheduling conflicts I’m not able 2 work on Brit’s FF tour. I’m so thankful 2 have had the opportunity 2 reconnect on videos & promo tho!… Jamie King will be directing the tour again & has a great line up of new choreographers! Everyone make sure to go & support! I’ll be there!

Britney is due to head out this summer in support of her new album Femme Fatale, and will be joined by rapper Nicki Minaj.

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