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Britney to 'X Factor'

I Quit, Y'all!!!

1/10/2013 6:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Britney Spears
will NOT be a judge on "X Factor" next season -- and it's entirely her doing ... TMZ has learned.
 
We have unimpeachable sources who tell us Britney loves the show but wants to focus on her music ... which she is doing right now.  Britney is in the studio recording her 8th album, with some help from Will.i.am and producer Hit-Boy, the brains behind Kanye and Jay-Z's "N****s in Paris."

One of our sources tells us ... "Britney loves Simon, she likes Demi Lovato but her thing is music."

We're told after she completes the album, Britney is seriously considering going on tour again.

Walking away from $15 mil ...Yeah, she's that rich.

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31.

Lindsay Lohan Fan Forever    

Well done. Just needs the conservatorship to end .

560 days ago
32.

RockfrdDrm    

She can't wait to get back on the road and lip-synch again

560 days ago
33.

amazinglybored    

The "Britney loves Simon, she likes Demi" part is funny to me. One is loved and the other is likes, it's right there in a statement. There's Simon..and there's Demi....

560 days ago
34.

FireFish    

She did the wisest thing by leaving on good terms. She's still young enough to record and tour, which in her case, is much more lucrative than a 15 mil season of filming 12 hour days. She has plenty of time for that once she ages another 10 years. But now, she should be focusing on her personal image and career, not X Factors.

560 days ago
35.

JP    

She needs time to practice her lip-synch for another tour.

560 days ago
36.

Toilethead    

I was going to ask why she can't do both at the same time, but then I remembered that she's an idiot.

560 days ago
37.

GLaDOS    

Can't say I blame her. That awful scripted karaoke show is worse than her awful music. I can't believe anybody watches that over-produced fake garbage.

560 days ago
38.

Lola    

Britney needs to get away from that Will.i.am because that was a bad video he did. I think she wasted her time on him, and here she goes again. There must be some under-the-table record dealing going on with these black so-called singers she's working with. She needs to be true to her own identity and continue to discover her mature voice as time goes on. I think someone's giving her bad advice. Is it the boyfriend? I also think she's wasted on the X factor. One young female singer is enough. Find some other type of judge for that spot.

560 days ago
39.

Who the Hell is Khloe    

Bout time. She looked so old in that show...

560 days ago
40.

Truth    

LOOK, THE BITCH SUCKED!! POINT BLANK. $15 MIL?? HA, WOULD'NT GIVE THE CARDBOARD CUT-OUT 1.5 CENTS. HER MUSIK IS SUCKING AS WELL. BITCH IS DYING OUT ALREADY. HAPPENS TO ALL AUTO-TUNED LIP SYNCING SING-TALKING FOTOSHOPPED IMAGES. ALL HER KIDDIE FANS ARE GROWN UP. HER LAST CD ONLY SOLD A DISAPPOINTING 769K IN THE US... WHICH MEANS HER NEXT CD IS LUCKY TO HIT 500K SHIPPED! SHE'S DONE. #TRUTH!!

560 days ago
41.

The Truth is...    

Britney was HORRIBLE as a judge. The clips of her mentoring hardly showed her giving any useful advice to the contestants. As a judge I cringed when she spoke, she sounded like an air head. She wasn't even sure what she was talking about most of the time. When she did make a comment about a performance it was either I liked it or wasn't great with no feedback or reasoning.

Demi and Simon alone made the show they were really helpful for their contestants and actually cared about them and their success. They were also quite entertaining next to each other the banter was great TV.

As for the new judged to replace LA and Spears, i'm stumped who would be honest and caring towards contestants like Demi, and who would be another brutal but great mentor like Simon?

560 days ago
42.

Lola    

Hey, Simon Cowell worships Britney, and what Britney represents in the music world, which is money, money, money. He's always made it known that he thinks she's the biggest pop star in the universe.

And TMZ, y'all? Youse guys think that's funny lingo? You all, contracted to y'all, is respectable, historic English. What is "youse guys?" Some garbage made up by people who can't speak?

560 days ago
43.

DaveT    

Yeah right this wasn't planned from the beginning suuure :D

560 days ago
44.

Anya    

Good riddance !

560 days ago
45.

Dr. Cornelia J. Dogbarker PhD    

She's walking away because, aside from being functionally illiterate, she's been living on the edge of sanity, and she knows she's about to topple over the brink. She's a moron and a nutcase, and her "music" sux.

560 days ago
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