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Britney Spears

Walks Off 'X Factor'

5/25/2012 3:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Britney Spears walked off the set of "X Factor" moments ago ... and according to several people in the audience, she was upset after a contestant butchered her song, "Hold It Against Me."

Britney did not come back immediately ... and four contestants auditioned in front of the remaining judges ... and an empty seat.

Someone connected with the show tells us Britney was not upset over the song -- and that she "Just took a short break."

The show is currently on a break -- so we don't know if or when she will return to her seat.

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166.

BB not bb    

Maybe this is why they hired two new judges instead of just one, so that if one goes nuts, the other can stay. That way they will always have the minimum three like on American Idol, which Simon was on.


I think people find Britney interesting and fun to watch, so it is probably worth it to deal with a few kinks for them. If someone is handicapped, you have to make accomodations for them in the workplace. I think she is now considered mentally handicapped so they have to allow for her inability to focus at times.

If she is considered too unstable to manage her own money or have custody of her kids, then you would have to assume that she would have some diffictulties with a regular job also.

Maybe she isn't used to speaking for herself anymore, since now they make her lipsinc at concerts. Maybe they should just let her sing at her shows and let the fans decide if they like it or not.

827 days ago
167.

bjay    

Positive this is just a planned stunt that will be used in the promos. The same tired promos shown every year of contestants singing badly and "witty comments" by the judges. This one will have Brittney storming off stage. Can't believe the public is so gullible that they believe everything they see on TV. Guess that's the reason all those fake shows like Operation Repo and Pawn Stars are still on the air.

827 days ago
168.

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

Britney needs a good stylist. If she already has one, she needs to be replaced. Please stop letting Britney wear form fitting mini-dresses and pumps, they look dated on her. She needs a more sophistication, less Robert Palmer video. Some color in her hair wouldn't hurt either.

827 days ago
169.

JugEars McKenyan Sr..    

WAH WAH WAH WAH WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH

827 days ago
170.

SURFCOWBOY    

What a spoiled little bytch. Your singing BRITNEY is butchered by itself so if someone sucks as much as you do, give em a break. Take the studio away and your voice is NOTHING.

827 days ago
171.

Louise    

It must have been heart breaking for the person who was singing her song.

827 days ago
172.

ragu4u    

This was inevitable. You have to know at some point these shows will be all about the judges and little about the talent.

827 days ago
173.

Gretel    

Yepper she took a "short break." The part they didn't mention was the short break she took was from reality.

827 days ago
174.

hihat    

Ruh roh...

827 days ago
175.

Polly    

She probably did take a break, and as usual, TMZ is trying to make something of it to create a story. Lohan has been "good" lately, Kim's divorce is ald news, so they need someone to talk about.

827 days ago
176.

Fuck Celebrities    

Short break or short mental breakdown?

She's done.

827 days ago
177.

anna    

Ok i like Britney but stop acting like a DIVA, you dont deserve any special treatment, AND get your crap together. Be professional and stay on stage, you cant just do what you want damn!

827 days ago
178.

Michelle    

Wow! Can't believe so many sharks, swarming to attack at the first sight of blood. How many of us have needed time to adjust to our new jobs? I don't know if she will ultimately fail or if her mental/emotional capacity is fit for this assignment. But, geez, give her a chance to see if she can succeed. Also can't believe all the ignorant comments about mental issues. Most of the people who need mental help don't get it; they don't even recognize they need it. Perhaps that might be some of the snarky, hypocrites commenting on here.

827 days ago
179.

Stewart    

She has enough money already. Why are her handlers putting her through this?

827 days ago
180.

ju    

wow doesent she butcher her own songs since she cant sing in the first place theres no way she can handle this and you paid her how much simon

827 days ago
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