Rihanna Turned Down 'X-Factor' Judging Spot

Singer Rihanna could have been a judge on Simon Cowell's X-Factor series, if only her schedule would have allowed her.

Appearing this morning on KIIS-FM’s On Air with Ryan Seacrest, Rihanna revealed that she would have loved to be on the show but her schedule is just too crazy at the moment.

Rihanna told Seacrest:

“I just heard about it actually, but, yes, it’s something that I would have loved to do, actually. But our schedule doesn’t allow,” adding, “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.”
The show, which offers singers and bands the ability to compete against eachother for a $5 million prize is sure to be a hit with Simon Cowell at the helm alongside Def Jam boss Antonio "LA" Reid and still yet to be announced judges.

When the show premieres in September the recording contract with it's $5 million top prize will be the biggest grand prize in TV history.