Britney Spears Confirms ‘X Factor’ Exit

After days of speculation, Britney Spears just confirmed her departure from Fox‘s The X Factor. In addition to working on her eighth album, a source close to Britney said that the singer “is very interested in a Vegas residency, and is in serious talks with one of the major casino groups.” Here is Spears’ statement:

I’ve made the very difficult decision not to return for another season.  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,” said Spears.  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.

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