Britney Spears has fired herself from X Factor – to face her music.
Sources say that Brit loves the show but she decided to quit so that she can squarely face her music. She is currently in the studio recording her 8th album, working with Will.i.am and producer Hit-Boy.
By quitting the show, Britney is also relinquishing her right to be paid a lump sum of $15 million. She plans to go on tour after completing her album.
However, sources from the X Factor production are saying that Britney left because she found out that boss Simon Cowell was planning to sack her for being so ‘boring’.
‘Britney and her team knew it was unlikely she’d be asked back as a judge,’ the source told MailOnline. ‘The producers have already been making other plans for next season over the holidays.’
‘The reality is that toward the end of last season the main players knew they wanted to replace both Britney and LA Reid,’ continued the source. ‘L.A Reid wasn’t at the top of his game in second season and he knew that.’
Britney has been heavily critcized for her judging style, with insiders saying that she can’t even look at contestants’ faces when attempting to connect with them. It was even surprising that she lasted till the end of the season, as many in the production never expected it to happen, claims a source.
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