Rihanna Disappointed by X Factor Snub
Rihanna was deeply disappointed when she was forced to turn down a judging role on The X Factor due to scheduling conflicts as she "would have loved" to take part.
Simon Cowell is currently recruiting panelists for his latest reality TV project which will see him transfer his successful British talent show to the U.S.
Famed music mogul Antonio 'L.A.' Reid is already confirmed, while high-profile names including Jessica Simpson and Nicole Scherzinger have been linked to the other coveted slots.
Rihanna has now become the latest star to confirm she turned down the chance to join the show and the singer admits she was upset when she realised her touring commitments would make the role impossible.
She tells radio host Ryan Seacrest, "Yes, it's something that I would have loved to do, actually. But our schedule doesn't allow. We're gonna be on tour for the rest of the year and it's a demanding schedule to be on that show. You have to kind of be around for a long time, months at a time, which is impossible for me... I'll be on tour for the rest of the year."