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Rumors of who will join the panel of judges on the American version of X-Factor have been circling for quite some time now.
Rated R singer Rihanna put the gossip to rest, confirming she will not join former Island Def Jam Records’ L.A Ried and Simon Cowell as a judge on the upcoming music reality show.
While interested in the project, Rihanna is a very busy performer and could not commit to the demanding time segment that would be required for her to judge the show.
Therefore the judging slot, most predicted to be filled by a female artist, is still up for grabs. There was buzz that hip-hop queen Nicki Minaj would be joining the panel as Simon is a huge fan, but nothing is confirmed as Minaj is currently touring on the “I Am Music II” tour with Young Money and will be joining Britney Spears on tour this summer.