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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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Mike    

Brit is not stable or very intelligent. She wont' be able to do this gig. She is a great performer and has done best with the count appointed guardian. She won't last through the season of xFactor.

697 days ago
122.

PatinNJ    

Please stop reporting on her, she is not mentally capable of being in the public eye.

697 days ago
123.

TimIn808    

Well, what does Miss Spears expect? Unlike her, the contestants are required to sing live and without AutoTune.

697 days ago
124.

Dr. Cornelia J. Dogbarker PhD    

It probably had something to do with her low IQ ha ha.

697 days ago
125.

karlew    

Here we go. Knew this would be nothing but one long gossip rag feeding frenzy.

697 days ago
126.

Muppet    

The break must be over! Where's the update TMZ?? To embarrassed to post the real story now?

697 days ago
127.

Becky    

Simon, maybe if you ask real nice, "crazy" Paula will come back to the show. At least she can sit there!

697 days ago
128.

Betsy    

Britney just tweeted that she was just taking a break and is having a wonderful time. Shame on TMC for making this a way bigger deal than it was. Why do people believe everthing thats written about Britney. I'm sick of this Britney Bashing. She is a real human being with feelings!

697 days ago
129.

Betsy    

Britney just tweeted that she did not walk off X-Factor she took a break and is having a great time. Why do people believe everything they read about Britney Spears? She is doing a great job so TMZ had to twist the truth to make her look bad. Shame on you TMZ!

697 days ago
130.

Truth    

WOW, THE BITCH IS DONE ALREADY... TO THINK THIS **** LIP SYNCER IS GETTING PAID $15 MIL PLUS $5 MIL BONUS UPON COMPLETION. WTF... #TRUTH!!

697 days ago
131.

Eric    

All I really want to know is when she's going to have to resort to becoming a porn star.

697 days ago
132.

XYZ    

One does not simply butcher a horrible song.

697 days ago
133.

Mark    

This article is complete bull****, and TMZ is just leaving it up to get hits. They know that this isn't what happened at all. The auditions are filmed in two four hour blocks, with an hour break in between. During the first four hour block, someone sang Hold it Against Me, and Britney said it wasn't very good. Then she turned to Simon as let him know she needed to take a break, a PEE break. Obviously they didn't announce it because WHO WOULD?! The continued with the auditions, and by the time britney was done, it was time for the general break before the second 4 hour block of auditions. She returned, and is still there at the judges table as I write this comment.

697 days ago
134.

Justathought    

I think they should put the judges up on stage and sing A Capella before their allowed to judge anyone else.....

697 days ago
135.

WellSinceYouDidntAsk    

Like it takes a lot of talent to sing Brit's wigga slut songbook. She shouldn't take the show so seriously and just pretend to be wee willy Simon Coward's new beard.

697 days ago
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