Britney Spears being abused by her boyfriend a creation of someone in the star's camp as a means of generating buzz?
Probably not, but stranger things have happened.
To be clear, we're not saying Britney Spears or Jason Trawick was in on it, or that anyone was for that matter. But it's a bit coincidental how it played out.
While it seems crazy to think Britney Spears would need fabricated gossip to get people talking about her new release, this is manager Larry Rudolph's M.O.
The puppet master is famous for planting stories - typically about who Britney's dating - and micromanaging all aspects of his client's visibility and image.