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Britney Spears

She Has 'X Factor'

Over a Barrel

5/25/2012 10:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The honchos at "X Factor" wanted Britney Spears so badly, they literally gave away the candy store by giving her the right to do things during production that are not "normal" ... and that includes taking breaks whenever her little heart desires.

As TMZ reported, Britney walked off the set yesterday during the first taping, leaving behind an empty judge's chair while 4 contestants did their thing.

Sources connected with the production tell us Britney was "overwhelmed" and needed to leave. People who were at the taping tell us she was upset by the audience reacting negatively to some of her comments.

Fact is ... "X Factor" wanted Britney so desperately, she was able to negotiate terms that are "unheard of" -- so say people with direct knowledge of her deal. As one source put it, "Simon is a smart and shrewd businessman who knew Britney could make his show and he was willing to give her just about anything to come on board -- and he did."

So Britney is allowed to walk off any time she wants. And that's just the beginning. Britney can do just about anything she wants ... and get $15 million in the process.

Nice work if you can get it.

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Babydoll0630    

I FREAKING LOVE that dress!

818 days ago
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Babydoll0630    

She could have an anxiety disorder. I have it, and it can be debilitating at times. She looks really good in this pic.

818 days ago
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Jac    

it's crazy that people actually want to see her fail. We are hearing about her "walking off" the show yesterday when all she did was take a break. Good God, leave her alone.

818 days ago
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TheMarshmallowMan    

Who watches these sh_it shows anyway, take the 15 mil away form this trash and give it to charity.

818 days ago
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ExtraKetchup    

Drama, drama, drama, drama, drama. Boring, boring, boring, boring, boring.

818 days ago
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TMZISAPIECEOFSHIT    

I told you this bitch was going to be trouble.

818 days ago
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milly5    

you know this going to break her.... u can still see the pain in her eyes. no matter how hard she tries to hide it... I have seen that look before... its not going to go away unless she steps out of the spotlight. She is soo much happier and better of when she is with her kids.

818 days ago
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Phreaky    

"So Britney is allowed to walk off any time she wants. And that's just the beginning. Britney can do just about anything she wants"
So she can do anything she wants, or no? Surprised this doesn't have a "breaking news" headline with it...

818 days ago
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Jo86    

This reporting is so false. What's up with TMZ lately and all these wrong reports. People magazine, the only reliable magazine out there, just posted something way different than this - that anyone can take breaks when they can, and she just went to the washroom. Why must you hate on Brittany so much yet protect the Kardashians any way you can? Sick..

818 days ago
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_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

Probably had the runs. Wouldn't blame her. Peptobismol outfit gave it away.

818 days ago
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Kevin    

What a **** show if he had to rely and hope on a particular celeb being on it!

818 days ago
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Kevin    

Just keep umbrellas away from her at all times, that's my recommendation. And electric shavers. No-one wants a live breakdown. Wait, that's exactly what we want isn't it?

818 days ago
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SheisHot    

She looks more beautiful than ever and totally rocks that dress!

This is going to be the show to watch!!

818 days ago
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campy    

Hahahahaha....well, at least she didn't request the X Factor people to fill her dressing room candy bowls with ONLY yellow M&Ms. We call that progress.

818 days ago
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static    

I can't wait until she shows up with her head shaved and an umbrella and beats the crap out of someone's car with it.

818 days ago
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