Back on Dec. 31, 2017, Britney Spears ended her Las Vegas residency after a highly-successful four-year run. Over the weekend, the pop star returned to Vegas for the first time since that final show, but this time she wasn't under her father's thumb.
On March 5, Britney and her fiance Sam Asghari headed to Sin City to celebrate his 28th birthday.
"There was no drama," a source told Page Six. "She got picked up in a Rolls Royce, [was driven] to the hotel and had a great time."
After checking into the Presidential Suite at the Crockfords tower of the newly-opened Resorts World, Sam and Britney reportedly had a couple's massage. They were later joined by Brit's assistant, one of Sam's longtime friends and his wife for a private dinner at Wally's. During the dinner, which took place inside a private speakeasy within the restaurant, the group listened to jazz singer Katie Welch, who gave a glimpse of her cover of Whitney Houston's "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" on Instagram.
"So crazy story," Katie wrote on her Instagram. "Last night I had the honor of performing for one of my idols. I got to perform a private dinner show for Britney Spears and her fiancee Sam Asghari. To have the privilege of entertaining one of the greatest entertainers of our time was truly surreal."
"Britney has been such an inspiration to me and had such and enormous impact on the performer that I am," the jazz singer continued. "She looked so beautiful and so happy, laughing & dancing, wrapped in the arms of the life of her life. As a true Britney fan, nothing makes me happier than seeing her so happy and free."
Following the dinner and show, Sam joined UFC legend Chuck Liddell at UFC 272. Britney, meanwhile, retreated back to her suite and "just relaxed," Page Six's source said.
Resorts World President and CEO Scott Sibella told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that Britney and Sam's Vegas vacation was "just a getaway" for pleasure and there were no talks of a residency deal.
On March 7, Britney even posted a video from the weekend that shows her and Sam dancing at dinner.
"Thank you baby for always reminding me what life is about," she said of her man. "Joy, laughter, and living… My experience was a woman's dream."
Britney initially launched her "Britney: Piece of Me" show at Planet Hollywood in December 2013. Originally slated for a two-year run, the pop extravaganza was extended for two more years after the show sold out time and time again. Ten months after wrapping that show, Britney announced her second Strip residency production, titled "Domination." However, she pulled the plug on that show before ever taking the stage.
In between then and now, Britney's 13-year conservatorship, helmed by her father, was terminated, giving her universal freedom. Over the weekend, Britney reflected on her history in the city while torching her father and the rest of her family.
"Wow!!! Being a guest in Las Vegas is way better than being me … or wait … is it because my family got to be the stars when I worked in Vegas???" she wrote in the since-deleted Instagram post. "I mean … they were given star treatment … spas … alcohol … the whole 9 yards. But guess what!!! This was my first time!!! It was absolutely lovely being treated like an equal in Las Vegas for the first time in 13 years … huge difference!!!… I don't have to entertain my family anymore and be their puppet."