Britney Spears was close to signing a contract with Rolling Stone Magazine for a potential cover, but called off talks when editor and publisher Jann Wenner refused to promise her it would actually land on Rolling Stone instead of Us Weekly.
Last year, Nick Lachey was duped into believing Wenner’s promise of a Rolling Stone cover and was furious when he landed on Us instead. “It was going to be a good platform for her music to be taken seriously because it had been so long. But she refused to get screwed by Wenner, They kept negotiating, and it got nasty.”
Instead Brit Brit has contacted Blender magazine, and is working on a deal for a cover there. A rep for Rolling Stone said they were “exploring a cover” but never had a discussion about any kind of contract.