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Drama-Free Britney Spears Earns Big on The X Factor

The pop singer earns $15 million and denies walking off set during auditions

Photo Courtesy of The X Factor’s Facebook Page

Britney Spears asks “you want a piece of me?” on her appropriately-titled single “Piece Of Me” – but apparently that piece is going to cost you. A lot.

The pop singer has demanded that she be paid for her judging role on The X Factor as much or higher than Jennifer Lopez’s salary for American Idol. As a result, Spears is now sitting on a comfy $15 million for one season on the show, which is $3 million more than what Lopez earned on her first season, reports TMZ.

The U.S. version of the talent show series has started filming and includes Spears, Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato and L.A. Reid as judges. Rumours surfaced that Spears walked off set earlier this week but the singer denied the reports, tweeting: “#Britneywalksoff?? LOL was just taking a little break people. I am having the BEST time!!!”

This high-profile television gig is a dramatic shift from the cold shoulder Spears has given the media recently (press for her past three albums Blackout, Circus and Femme Fatale have been slim to none). Has the girl still got that Louisiana charm in her to woo us all? Or will she crack under the pressure? For $15 million, we sure hope not. – Christian Allaire

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