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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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91.

Mike    

It absolutely sickens me to see a no talent jerk like Cowell make good.

590 days ago
92.

Lisa    

I think she was fired like it was first announced because she wasnt being naughty britney on the show, BUT she asked them to let her say she quit so it sounds better for her singing career and they agreed. "Just get this bitch outta here,,, she can say she quit,,, whatever."

590 days ago
93.

wildeyedsouthernboy    

there is a God in heaven

590 days ago
94.

Dennis    

15 Million. Crap, I'll do it for a mere 100,000. And, I certainly am a better judge of contestants than Brit. I've been watching this show since season one and have pretty much picked the winners every year because i'm an average American who loves music.

590 days ago
95.

Laura    

I thought she was a terrible judge..but Simon is the reason I don't watch it. Too full of himself, and no personality.

590 days ago
96.

Sam    

This story is totally bogus to save face. Yeah, she's leaving to focus on her music because she's such a visionary artist.
http://www.examiner.com/article/britney-spears-was-fired-and-did-not-quit-the-x-factor-u-s

590 days ago
97.

Nobody.Puts.Bieber.In.A.Corner    

Maybe she wants to focus on hitting cars with Umbrellas. Wackie Hoe!

590 days ago
98.

bamfan    

$15 million dollars ? Really? Now that's one expensive piece of a$$, lol

590 days ago
99.

Gayle    

She was totally useless, blah and appeared to be "out of it." I firmly believe that Simon gave her this way out to avoid her embarrassment by being fired.

590 days ago
100.

Gayle    

She was totally useless, blah and appeared to be "out of it." I firmly believe that Simon gave her this way out to avoid her embarrassment by being fired.

590 days ago
101.

Ronnie    

One word - amazing!

590 days ago
102.

Terry    

Just came over to say - WHO CARES!? Britney could only say "amazing" and what about that little hand clapping thing. So Long Brit......................

590 days ago
103.

kafantaris    


Britney was about the only honest voice on the show and the one who called it right, even when politics got in the way.
But sincere judging from those who still ply their craft is not what we wanted. We wanted a show of judging -- God forbid the real from those still in the trenches.
If you wonder if Britney is the real thing, you need only watch her direct the setup of the stage in her next performance.
Pure genius and no bull.

590 days ago
104.

Debbie    

No love lost here. bye

590 days ago
105.

Pete    

She added nothing to the X Factor. All I heard was, "That was amazing."

590 days ago
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