Tue, 15 Jan 2013 14:20:13 GMT | By IANS

Spears quit 'The X Factor' for $3 mn

Singer Britney Spears quit 'The X Factor' over $3 million hike, which was turned down by the producers.

Spears quit 'The X Factor' for $3 mn (© Reuters)

Los Angeles: Singer Britney Spears reportedly asked for a $3 million hike in salary to judge the third season of American singing reality show 'The X Factor'.

When her demand was turned down, Spears stayed away from the show.

If she would have got the $3 million hike, her salary would have become $18 million.

"When producers asked if she wanted to return for a third season of 'The X Factor', Britney's representatives said she would only come back if she was offered $18 million," Radar Online quoted a source as saying.

"But after much deliberation, they just felt that Britney wasn't worth that much because she wasn't bringing enough to the table. Her performance as a judge was scrutinised, and she did not add anything to the show. They felt she didn't warrant a $3 million pay hike," the source added.

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