January 14, 2013 11:00 AM by Lisa Princ
Britney Spears announced last week that she was quitting The X Factor , leaving folks to speculate about whether or not she was about to be fired from the series, since she did not boost the ratings as they originally hoped. But apparently, the real reason Spears left is that she was demanding more money, and the show was not having any part of it!
That’s right, rumor has it that Britney Spears was demanding more money to appear on The X Factor next season, and that is the real reason that she quit the show. For her first season, Spears was given a hefty $15 million dollars, and according to an insider who spoke to Radar Online recently: “When producers asked if she wanted to return for a third season of The X Factor, Britney’s reps said she would only come back if she was offered $18 million.”
Hey, it was only $3 million more, so what was the big deal? The big deal was that producers did not feel she was worth it – after all, they had high hopes when she first signed on, and she did not deliver. “Her performance as a judge was scrutinized, and she didn’t really add anything to the show. They felt she didn’t warrant a $3 million pay hike,” the source continued. Yeah, we are certain the show can replace her with someone better, don’t you think?
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