Britney Spears has had enough with the tears, the drama and the backbiting among judges on the “X-Factor.” She quit. But in a nice way.
Spears confirmed her departure ahead of the third season amid rumors Vegas is her next stop.
Say what you will, Spears was a slow-motion train wreck on the show last year while serving as a judge with Demi Lovato, music mogul L.A. Reid and show creator Simon Cowell.
In fact, there was so much tension on the show, even Lovato checked into rehab once the season finished. Spears was spotted with a nasty psoriasis outbreak on her ankles while she posed last month for photos at an “X Factor” after-party in Los Angeles. And, she chewed her fingernails so much they were bleeding.
So it comes as no surprise she decided to quit, calling it a “difficult decision.”
Here’s What Britney Had to Say: “I had an incredible time doing the show and I love the other judges and I am so proud of my teens but it’s time for me to get back in the studio. Watching them all do their thing up on that stage every week made me miss performing so much! I can’t wait to get back out there and do what I love most.”
Besides working on her 8th studio album, Britney is reportedly close to a deal to establish a residency at one of the big Las Vegas venues and do a “big, nightly show.” But whether Spears is up for even that is open to question.
Of course, she’d be performing essentially the same act every night, so that should take some of the pressure off. And, she could make upwards of $100 million a year for a two- or three-year deal like Celine Dion did with her show.
Her handlers, daddy Jamie Spears and finance Jason Trawick, must be salivating at the prospect. Be sure to follow TheImproper on Twitter for the latest Britney updates.