Janet Jackson “Officially” Declines X Factor Job

Published: Thursday 1st Mar 2012 by Sam

Ever since Simon Cowell actioned the X Factor USA bloodbath, speculation has been rife as to who would be replacing ousted judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger. And while many a name had been touted, Pop icon Janet Jackson drew the most headlines, after teasing that she’d been in talks to join the Fox show.

Yet, fans of the 45 year old will be disappointed today; for just as fast as she poured fuel on the flames, she’s now extinguished them. Janet, as per her own mouth, will not be joining the X Factor.

Find out why after the jump…

Talking to The Insider, Jackson said

“(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.”

Going on to add that a previous to commitment to her Number Ones, Up, Close, & Personal Tour (which apparently reboots this Summer), as well as the shooting of a new Lionsgate movie, would not make any such TV role ‘realistic”.

The singer’s publicist concluded:

“There have been absolutely no meetings between Janet and anyone with regard to X-Factor“.

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Boo.

As one of the few who felt Janet could do with such a gig, news of her apparent refusal leaves a salty taste in the mouth.

I mean, it’s one thing if she was cooking up a new album (and even then, she’d benefit from the exposure), but it seems not. Just another leg on a tour that wrapped last year – and should have stayed there.

As an ardent appreciator of her body of work, as well as being one who oft roots for the underdog (*looks at her sales*), it seems I (like many) have been willing a “comeback” that Janet herself doesn’t desire. At least not in the musical sense.

That said, given the marked difference between what is said to the public and what actually goes down, it’s wholly possible that she was in the running and did indeed take meetings, but it fell through. Or someone else was picked. Who knows.

Whatever the case, this yet more hype for a show that seems to deliver more smoke than ratings. Time will tell if season two (which is promised will be entirely different) will fare better.

Your thoughts?

 

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  1. Another Star March 1, 2012

    Stop being a hater…..she doesn’t think it’s a good look.

  2. JAKE March 1, 2012

    As an ardent appreciator of her body of work…….!!!!!!!

    ^^^^^^^

    SAM, THIS CLEARLY NOW PROVES THAT YOU “DEFINETELY DO” STAN FOR CERTAIN ARTISTS!!!!!!!

    #BitchCaughtHerselfOut

    #UhUhh

    THIS GOES FOR BEYONCE, ADELE & JESSIE J RIGHT?

    NOW, LET IT BE KNOWN THAT YOU HATE RIHANNA & THAT SHE OFFICIALLY HAS YOU PRESSED, WEAK, BURNED OUT, UN-AROUSED AND DAMN-RIGHT EXHAUSTED – THE POWER OF RiRi!!!!!!!
    ___

    ANYWAY – I CANT WAIT TO SEE JANET IN CONCERT THIS SUMMER!!!!!!!

  3. A.MILIAN March 1, 2012

    WHAT’S WRONG WITH BEING COMMITTED TO THINGS THAT WERE ALREADY IN PLACE… SHE MIGHT DO IT ON SEASON 3.. SHE’S NOT OVERBOOKINNG HERSELF WHICH IS GOOD…

  4. JJFAN1814 March 1, 2012

    JJ has priorities, Samantha. Ok?

  5. Ass March 1, 2012

    . @anotherstar
    My thoughts exactly!

    I find it funny when people who will never be as successful or consistently excellent at what they do as Janet, have so much to say about her choices. She knows what she is doing.

    She said a couple of years ago that she would be doing mostly songs for movies, as far as music goes.

    She said she would put out an album when SHE is ready!! She doesn’t need a comback. Comebacks are for people who’s legacy is not set in stone. Janet doesn’t have that concern.

  6. JOSE March 1, 2012

    Janet doesn’t care about u or ur raggedy ass blog she’s rich

  7. NAYAH82 March 1, 2012

    JJ is a legend…And that’s not a good look for her.

  8. Queen Navy March 1, 2012

    Make sense. How the hell is a non-singer like Janet going to judge somebody else’s voice. If this was a lip sync or plastic surgery competition, she’d be perfect for the panel, but this is about singing and Janet can’t sing to save her life.

  9. RealTalkBsWalk March 1, 2012

    I’m glad shes not doing it, Janet is too big for that show and even though janet sings very well and a great entertainer she dont need a show like that to boost her long resume, I’m glad she is taking a break from the music scene it’s just not the same any more. I love you janet always your number 1 in my book!

  10. JDE97 March 1, 2012

    LOL@people saying Janet’s too big for a show like this. It ain’t 1993 and she hasn’t had a hit in years. She is not too big for this.

  11. Boopi March 1, 2012

    Queen Janet got other plans! 🙂

  12. Ass March 1, 2012

    .@queennavy

    You really need to slow your roll. I like Rih, but if you think she can sing or work a stage better than Janet, you been smoking that good Kush!!

    Janet has been in the business 30+ years. She is an accomplished singer,performer, actress, and writer. She is more than qualified.

    I doubt anyone here would say Paula or JLO have a better voice than Janet yet they judge.

    And as far as I know Simon, and LA can’t hold a tune, so there goes that you must sing like Whitney to judge.

    Have the X factor has more to do than singing. Have a big ass seat, and enjoy your pipe….

  13. Royalkev March 1, 2012

    I still think this isn’t the right avenue for Janet and she obviously feels the same way. Janet hasn’t ever been one to jump on a bandwagon and do things simply because everyone else is. To some people this may seem like a missed opportunity, but Janet is simply the type of person that stays true to herself. She’ll comeback and do things her way! She always does!

    http://www.thepagewithroyalkev.com

  14. Jessica March 1, 2012

    @Queen Navy: And your fav sings?? LMFAO!!! Rihanna can’t sing for s***, let alone dance and act!!! LMFAO!!! Who are you fooling?? Rihanna can’t sing live for s***!!! Janet can sing, dance, act circles around that fool of an artist!! LMAO!!! Stop talking, your embarrassing yourself, until Rihanna becaomes a real ass legend then talk, in which she will never be at Janet, Mary, Diana, Mariah level, LOL!!!

    Janet doesn’t have to do anything, she’s in a good place, when she’s ready, she will drop a sick ass album without trying, aka Madonna, who is despite to be into the kids nowadays, Janet doesn’t have to do that because she has a natural grace.

  15. Ass March 1, 2012

    JDE97

    March 1, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    LOL@people saying Janet’s too big for a show like this. It ain’t 1993 and she hasn’t had a hit in years. She is not too big for this.
    —//—-/
    And where is Whitney, Mariah, aretha, Glady’s “hits” for the last several years??!

    They have been few and far between, but it doesn’t change the fact that the are ALL legends.

    They are all to big for shows like this>>>>>

  16. social1 March 1, 2012

    Good job Janet! That would have been career suicide.

  17. Ass March 1, 2012

    Simon is never getting a Janet or Britney. Especially after the very public way he handled 3 firings.

    Besides when people like JLO and Paula joined the show. Their music sales were even lower than the low of Janet, Mariah, or Britney’s latest.

    He will be lucky to pull like Jody Watley or Ashanti.

    *no shade to anyone, just calling it real.

  18. tyra March 1, 2012

    LOL SIMON COWELL GIVE IT UP MAN THIS SHOW IS A PILE OF S***

  19. Queen Navy March 1, 2012

    I’m laughing at you emotionally fragile Janet stans who’re pulling Rihanna’s name out of thin air to respond back with, despite how my post didn’t mention her at all, simply because of my user name. Weak. I guess when you can’t counter back somebody’s statement, but are desperate to say SOMETHING you resort to petty — and irrelevant — comments that don’t even match the subject. I can sympathize though…when you’re the fan of somebody who hasn’t had a real hit in a decade and can’t sell a record or get radio play to save their life, the skin becomes thinner by the day.

    * shrugs *

    Ridiculous Rihanna hate dismissed. My position stands. Janet has no business judging SINGERS when she can’t sing herself (and most of the time doesn’t). I don’t care if JLo and Paula are doing it. This post wasn’t about them.

  20. Ass March 1, 2012

    .@queen moron

    Like I said I like Rih. But if your gonna rep her and try to diss Janet about singing/lipsynching you are the height of delusional.

    So much so I think you upgraded
    Kush pipe>>>>> crack pipe.

    Like I said if the goat can have a guest spot to judge, that explains why they wanted Janet for the series.

    Boom b****….

  21. MISHKA March 1, 2012

    “But the Lord! ” Thank you Jesus!

    Janet is a timeless legend. Why in the Simon’s world does she need to stop her timeless engine and be assigned to sit on a chair and judge people we will forget about the next night?

    Plus she has to do it for sales, like her former dancer does ? HelI to the no. Jennifer had every good reason to signed on Idol, she’s not a pop legend and her career was on life support.

    Janet and Mariah have no business to be on X-Factor. I’m glad they said NO. They didn’t ask Celine Dion or Madonna, why should they come for our divas? Thank you, but no thank you.

  22. Onyx March 1, 2012

    Her status is too big for those kind of show.

  23. MISHKA March 1, 2012

    *sings*

    “I’ve got my own mind
    I wanna make my own decisions
    When it has to do with my life, my life
    I wanna be the one IN CONTROL”

    25 years later, the song is STILL relevant. Yessss Janet!!!

  24. ass March 1, 2012

    .@mishka and @onyx

    I agree with your posts.

    @mishka thanks for the clips especially that glee one. I don’t watch it so I never saw it. Very nice.

  25. Edgy_Timeless March 1, 2012

    Janet is way to big of a ICON and superstar to be doing X-Factor. Leave that to has beens like Paula and J-Lo. I think ppl who will do that are has beens, have nothing else to do in life, or just want a easy way to get on top again by the weekly exposure. Yes, we all know Janet needs a refresh, but not this way. Plus she was going to be used for ratings. Like ima stop my work just to help the Titanic then if it fails you guys kick me to the curf. Its going to sink reguardless. Janet is commitment, and always stay truth to herself. True Pop Icon to the fullest. If she gets back on top of the Billboard charts again, it wont be because of X-Factor and the extra exposure from it, it will be because its JANET JACkSON. She’s her own brand.

  26. Man-TAK-eee March 1, 2012

    HERE’S THE DEAL… JANET DIDNT TAKE THE CRAP DEAL CUZ THE MONEY SUCKED!!!! END OF… LIKE, J HO IS GETTING SUPPOSEDLY 20 MIL A SEASON. ANYTHING LESS THAN THAT AND JANET SAYS BA-BYE!!!!! HOW CAN J. HO COMPARE TO JANET MUSICALLY??? EXACTLY… JANET FELT BELITTLED WITH THE CRAPTASTIC OFFER. NEXT.

  27. OK March 1, 2012

    A lot of shade was thrown at Janet in this blog post….

    But guess what……she could care less.

    The Queen has never been one to ride bandwagons or seek more money and fame.

    Good for her.

  28. Carl March 1, 2012

    Janet may not have had a #1 hit in years but she haved had sucessful hits on other charts and WW throughout the years. Janet is way to big to be doing that and I always said that. The girls still trying to catch up to her, sales wise, creativity wise, and hits wise and yet she hasn’t had a hit in years, so it just goes to show thats how BAD Janet was in the game. So for the haters questioning weather she’s too big for this gig, their are thousands of receipts on the web to back that up. Just know when you are cheering your favorite artist today you cheering for Janet, cause is she who set the foundation your favs walks on today. Best 2 Believe..

  29. Jessica March 1, 2012

    @Queen Navy: I yet to see Rihanna dance, sing live!!! LMAO!!! Until Rihanna reach legend status like Diana Ross, Janet, Mary, and Mariah and sing live like them, Rihanna is irrelevant in that category, point blank!! Are you mad?? Also are you mad that your so called artist didn’t have that rumor because she’s too busy saving her disaster career move with that Cake crap mess with CB??? So before you talking about Janet can’t sing, let see Rhianna put 30+ years then talk. Also can your ass sing a tune?? Most likely not because no one discovered your ass, LMAO!!! POW!!! GOODNIGHT!!!

  30. Gdogg March 1, 2012

    I agree with others, this isn’t for J. Whether or not the deal fell through, it wasn’t for her. Her tour, which hasn’t been everywhere it should have been is making moves, as usual. they want her in AUS, S. America, back in Europe, and etc. As you and I both know, Janet’s back catalog puts a gang of other artists to shame, without breaking a sweat.

  31. Avenger March 2, 2012

    What else does this has-been have going on?

  32. YOOSONDALOOSE March 2, 2012

    Mannnn… she should have taken it!
    She needs a album out this yearr! Come on Janet!

  33. Ass March 2, 2012

    AVENGER

    March 2, 2012 at 2:55 am

    What else does this has-been have going on?
    ———
    More that you and your welfare mom living in the same room ever will.

    Janet accomplishments slay your faves and your pitiful life, so stay mad b****. 🙂 >>>>>>

  34. Keith March 2, 2012

    1) If, in fact, Janet did turn down the money then she did a good thing…she should never be offered less than Paula, JLO or Britney
    2) Janet seems to be on her own agenda…I just want her to work and be happy
    3) That Glee clip hurt my heart…I’m glad they recognize her music but PLEASE LEAVE IT ALONE and stick to big voice pop ballads….ugh

  35. Avenger March 2, 2012

    Did I pinch a nerve in your ass, Ass? Janet Jackson is a washed up relic from 20 years ago who nobody gives a s*** about except for you and 2 or 3 other losers who’re still stuck in the late 80s and like to pretend that she’s relevant, even though the milk went sour eons ago and nobody else cares. She’s become totally irrelevant in the public eye. Today the only semi interesting about this washed up pop star from yesteryear is that MJ was her brother. Y’know, the guy whose last name was her ticket to fame. She sure didn’t get there on “talent.”

  36. Ass March 2, 2012

    .@avenger

    You didn’t touch s***. Your the one who is obsessed with trying to shade an accomplished human being, who is still winning.

    Like I said what are youbdoung beyond living inna basement w your momma.

    Your a sad pathetic “human being”. Janet’s rich b**** and I’m well in my way. I can tell by your negativity, your a bitter b****. Stay like that loser.

    She will still be rich an successful, and you will still be in the PJ’s eating ramen.

    Why dont you post what it is you do that so great w/ reciepts??? You why u won’t cause your a loser….

  37. Jessica March 2, 2012

    @Avenger: You avenge what?? Move. 1. If Janet is irrelevant then what makes you?? Oh that’s right, a little fat ass moron on the computer sucking balls trying to get attention, LOL!!! 2. Janet is still slaying in her concert, what have you done?? Have you perform in front of a Prince in Africa?? I guess not. LMAO!!! 3. Janet was on Anderson last week, where is your stink ass?? Oh that right, still sucking balls with someone. 4. Have you sold a #1 NY TIMES BEST SELLER BOOK?? If that’s a no, then STFU!!! LMAO!!! While you sucking balls, she’s in movies, touring, and having a book 30+ years in her belt. You?? SUCKING BALLS!!! LMAO!!! I’m done, you just embarrassed yourself and it was fun, let me play Janet Jackson – You, because no one gives a flying s*** about your ass!!! Goodnite!!! LMAO!!!

  38. Mario March 4, 2012

    35 number ones… Over 100 million albums…. Number one best selling book… A sell out world tour… 30 years in the game. She’s way too big for x Factor.

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