Simon Cowell: Britney Spears Already Tried to Quit The X Factor 2012
When Simon Cowell nabbed Queen of Pop Britney Spears as an X Factor judge, the world simultaneously shuddered in delight. It's Britney, bitches. We'd be happy watching her sleep (in a not-creepy way), that's how deep our love runs.
Fans were beyond excited about Brit-Brit's return to the spotlight, but rumors circulated that she was less than thrilled about her new job — despite the $15 million paycheck. In fact, back in May the media reported that Britney walked off set!
Well, Simon Cowell is here to clear the air. "No one is going to admit that on the first day your highest paid star after 20 minutes has walked off set," Simon tells TMZ, adding that Britney "had a moment on the first day where she said to me 'I'm not sure I can do this.'"
Britney suffers from anxiety attacks, so it's only natural that The X Factor auditions were slightly overwhelming. Luckily, Simon talked her down and now she loves her job! "Now she's fine, she's absolutely been dealing with it, and I think she's enjoying it," he explains.
Way to conquer your fears, Britney. If you can wander around stage in a sparkly nude body suit, you can do anything.