The pop star wants to focus on her music career and next album instead of continuing her stint on TV, sources told E! News, adding that the news comes after executives had been discussing The X Factor's third-season judging panel over the holidays but Spears wasn't part of the talks.
Spears reportedly earned a $15 million paycheck for her second-season The X Factor participation. Sources told Us Weekly last month that Spears was less than enthusiastic on the judging panel and contributed little to the show's entertainment value, which disappointed producers considering she was signed to the expensive contract.
"They paid all that for her to say 'amazing' and offer half-claps," a source told the magazine, suggesting the network would most likely fire the pop star.
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