It appears Britney's "Slumber Party" music video shoot hit a Bumble in the road.
We learned Britney began filming a visual for the second Glory single this week, but its already involved in a legal scandal after CEO of the Kluger Agency, Adam Kluger, who landed on Forbes List of the 30 Most Influential People in Music Under the Age of 30, "told Bumble he had authority to rep Britney for an $800,000 deal that would put the Bumble name all over her new vid," TMZ reports. The creative agency puts people and companies together.
Britney's lawyers sent off a threatening letter to Kluger alleging the deal is fraudulent.
"Kluger allegedly told Bumble he had authority to rep Britney for an $800,000 deal that would put the Bumble name all over her new vid.
The lawyer says Bumble agreed and gave Kluger $200k up-front. Kluger then made a deal with Britney's label, RCA, to pay them $450,000 for the Bumble product placement promotion.
Britney's people say what Kluger did is fraudulent, because he never repped Britney. They also say his $350k fee -- more than 43% of the deal -- is ridiculous and way above what agents charge."
Kruger is claiming he never told Bumble he repped Britney, and says his role to connect RCA with Bumble was fulfilled. He also said his company has worked with Britney before on projects involving Orange Theory and Plenty of Fish.
Kluger's lawyer tell TMZ, "We are going to defend the sterling reputation of The Kluger Agency in court as necessary. The allegations are false. The Kluger Agency has done nothing wrong."
The video is being made without any Bumble product placement, but Britney's affiliation with Bumble lives on. "Britney made a deal with the dating service, which will underwrite the music video," TMZ continues, "and in return she's gonna do something with Bumble."
Original "Make Me" video teas. Sigh...