Wednesday, April 13, 2011

'My schedule didn't allow it': Rihanna reveals she turned down X Factor USA role as thousands brave rain to audition


Superstar: Rihanna has revealed she turned down the chance to be a judge on The X Factor USA

Rihanna revealed she was asked to be a judge on American X Factor but had to say no because of her gruelling tour schedule.

The Barbados-born star confirmed that the show's boss Simon Cowell had offered her a judging gig but because of not being available for the rest of the year she was forced to turn it down - even though she would have 'loved' to do it.

Rihanna, 23, told an American radio show: 'I just heard about it actually and yes, it's something I would have loved to do but our schedule doesn't allow it.

Rain: The weather was wet in Newark but it didn't dampen spirits as fans auditioned for the talent contest today

'We're going to be on tour for the rest of the year.

'It is a demanding schedule to be in that show and you have to be around for a long time, months at a time - which would've been impossible for me.'

With Cheryl Cole, 27 , confirmed to be joining Cowell and L.A Reid in the judging panel, the fourth is still shrouded in mystery.

But the cavalcade of excited wannabe contestants at the Prudential Centre in Newark, New Jersey today, couldn't have cared less about who will end up in charge of their fate.

Harmony: Cadillac belt out tunes in the queue

Smiling: Celeste Belletti from the Bronx used a gym ball as both seat and banner

Lucky: Lakeise Wilson from Brooklyn shows his wristband to his friend Tenista Person

source: dailymail

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