It has been reported that Janet Jackson has taken herself out of the running for a place at the judges table in the second series of The X Factor USA. The show is currently in search of two new female judges, following the departure of Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul, however Janet claims that it is simply not possible for her to be a judge on the show at this time.
Jackson explained, "[I’m] very flattered that X Factor let me know that I was being considered for next season, but it just wouldn't be possible" A statement from the representatives of Janet Jackson claim that there has been no real contact between her and anybody involved with The X Factor USA.
The statement said, "There have been absolutely no meetings between Janet and anyone with regard to X Factor." It was recently claimed that Britney Spears would be interested in becoming one of the new judges on The X Factor USA and Louis Walsh, who is a judge on the UK version of the show, confirmed that Simon Cowell is currently in talks with the Hit Me Baby (One More Time) singer.