Britney Spears demanded higher 'X Factor' salary than Jennifer Lopez?
Published May 29 2012, 14:40 BST | By Justin Harp Britney Spears
reportedly demanded that her X Factor
salary be higher than American Idol
's Jennifer Lopez before signing on for the series.
Spears apparently initially instructed her legal team not to accept a deal less than $20m (£12.7m), which is the sum Lopez made for her second season of American Idol
.The X Factor
and Spears eventually settled on $15m (£9.6m)
. That sum is thought to be more than Lopez made for her initial American Idol
season in 2011.
Spears's representatives did not comment directly to TMZ
on the salary report.
Fellow X Factor
judge Demi Lovato apparently reached a considerably smaller deal for $1m (£637,592)
to join the series.
Lovato, Spears, Simon Cowell and LA Reid kicked off their first The X Factor open auditions
in Austin, TX late last week.The X Factor
returns to Fox this fall.
Britney Spears arriving at The X Factor USA
's Texas auditions at the Frank Erwin Center.