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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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181.

Andiii    

This is just being blown out of proportion. I was there, the judges take frequent breaks every few auditions (and they clean the stage, etc.) and during one of the last breaks Britney didn't come back. She probably just felt sick or something, she was awfully quiet the whole night anyway.

778 days ago
182.

diane    

I really am shocked that Simon hired her,this is only the beginning of a mess that he will have to clean urep and then hire someone else..He should have known he was hiring a hot mess of a diva! Sometimes 'less is more" I like Brittany as a singer but she is still obviuously unstable..Wow..Get Shania Twain,or get Paula Back!! Karma,I guess since his bosses wanted him to let her go..

778 days ago
183.

MamaP    

They made a stupid decision to hire her in the beginning!!! She has serious issues that money can not dissolve. Simon that is what you get!!!!!!!!!!

778 days ago
184.

Bud    

Yeah!!! uh, okay

778 days ago
185.

TheVolleyballGod    

Shameless hick doesn't sing a lick live

778 days ago
186.

c    

What did they expect when they hired a nut-job who apparently can’t make any of her own decisions and needs her daddy (or new daddy, er, I mean “fiancee”) to even decide if she can buy a latte.

778 days ago
187.

ExtraKetchup    

How is she going to handle 1-2 (??) hour live shows if she needs 'breaks' during the auditions? Methinks this was not a great idea...

778 days ago
188.

A.M.D    

Opps, she did it again!

778 days ago
189.

A.M.D    

Brit is not going to make the whole season, she's fried. The girl can sing but her days are over, she can't handle it anymore.

778 days ago
190.

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778 days ago
191.

Jenny    

Butcher her song? You mean actually sang it? It probably caught her off guard to hear one of her songs actually sung in a human voice.

778 days ago
192.

Uh    

Morons. Simeon said anytime she wants to take a break, she can..it's in her contract. As to why, it's none of your business.

777 days ago
193.

CGNET    

Woah! Leave it up to TMZ to report garbage. Do you have anything better to do than wait for Britney to fall apart? TMZ is nothing but garbage! How selfish that you want a human being to fall flat on their face. Britney will be fine and she will show you guys that you are wrong.

776 days ago
194.

Trisha Giallella    

That is funny coming from her being she can't sing and has butchered her career and mind....what a ding bat!

776 days ago
195.

LB    

I was there! She walked off when this strip club waitress forgot the lyrics to her song and totally messed up the entire audition. Britney left. The filming continued for an hour or so longer and she never returned! This was not a break! All the judges had just taken a break! She was the first to leave that time and all the other judges had to wait for ten or fifteen minutes for her to return. She sits through a few auditions saying very little then walks out again and never returns.
At the end they announced each judge and people clapped for each except they booed Britney for never returning.

775 days ago
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