Janet Jackson Officially Passes on The X Factor

Singer claims touring and commitment to movies would make the reality gig impossible

By Jenna Mullins Mar 01, 2012 10:13 PMTags
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Janet Jackson turns down Simon Cowell? Yes, but only in a professional capacity.

Jackson, who was heavily rumored to be one of the two people filling the vacant spots on The X Factor judging table, has confirmed that she won't be taking the gig…

The singer says in a statement that she is "very flattered that X Factor let me know that I was being considered for next season, but it just wouldn't be possible."

Her rep tells E! News that the singer's commitment to her Number Ones Up Close and Personal Tour and as well as a Tyler Perry movie is the reason behind her passing on the show. But what's even more interesting is the fact that Janet's team claims they had "absolutely no meetings" with The X Factor in regards to a possible judging spot.

Guess the rumors really were just rumors this time (there was no comment from The X Factor). Time to take to the phones again, Cowell. Might we suggest a Britney or Mariah?

Bummed to see Janet turn down X Factor? Any other ideas for who should be on the judging table?

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