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Britney appears to be following L.A. Reid’s lead, as a source tells HollywoodLife.com Exclusively that a report claiming Britney quit ‘The X Factor’ is ‘true.’

The Queen of Pop, Britney Spears, is quitting her role as a judge on The X Factor to focus on her career, TMZ originally reported. Britney, who mentored Carly Rose Sonenclar to the final in December 2012, is said to be returning to the studio to focus on a new album, and she has decided that she will not have time to commit to X Factor. After months of rumors that she would not be asked back because producers found her “boring”, it now looks like she jumped the gun on them and quit before they could sack her!

A source close to the situation tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively, “Talk of Britney not returning to The X Factor is true. Her people wanted to »

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