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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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barney    

Britney looks amazing in that dress and it shows what a great body she has.

860 days ago
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Denise    

so...all the attention goes to her just what she wants......she knows exactly what shes doin..!!!

860 days ago
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kitnplayn    

Nice work if you can get it? TMZ is just as arrogant as the typical American, because you are belittling her worth. That woman has worked tirelessly at her craft since she was a child, and she sweats bullets every day to stay current and sharp at her craft. She deserves this.

860 days ago
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LohanCloveOil    

PTSD!

860 days ago
80.

Artist    

Anxiety disorder for sure. She's someone who's used to doing anything she wants, any time she wants. A sit down job with a set time and place is just the recipe for a panic attack.

860 days ago
81.

GeminiDream    

Look at the bags under her eyes!!

860 days ago
82.

Daniel    

Britney looks delicious in that dress....damn!

859 days ago
83.

poppins    

someones got to teach them to lipsync and barely dance and get undeserved raves...

859 days ago
84.

Butterfly    

I LIKE THE DRESS, TOO ! Shoulder pads went out of style years and years ago, even so, I still hold on to my vintage outfits which I will not give up for anything. I enjoy trying them on once in a while to remind me of an era we can never reclaim. Women's clothing today, feature severe plunging necklines with store bought breasts bulging out of their tops with tightly fitted backsides leaving nothing to a man's imagination. Men still prefer a woman who plays, "hard to get." Bet on it !

859 days ago
85.

markei    

..it's not like she's gonna take a break in September at a live show..

859 days ago
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FonzyFonz    

Damn she's still hot. @Fonzyfonz

856 days ago
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george    

SHE'S AN UNFIT MOTHER, AND ANOTHER LINDSAY ,LOHAN, SHE WANTS TO BE THE CENTER OF ATTENTION, NOW TGHAT SHE'S ON X-FACTOR, "FIRING HER" WOULD BE BREACH OF CONTRACT, SO NOW SHE'S ACTING ALL WILD "SHE'S A (EXPLETIVE)

855 days ago
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michaelondoncali    

what an awful world we live, when peopel want someone in pain, to be in even more. She is tryign to hold on and she is inspiring. Anxiety is real. Why mock it? Shame on TMZ and all the haters. She is human. I have anxiety I know how it is. And besides, it was a bathroom break, nothing more nothing less.... We need to bring people up, not down.... The haters only wish to be that valuable.... Your sitting behind a computer like a dumbass while she is living the life.... Go figure.

854 days ago
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