Rihanna Speaks on Britney Spears ‘S&M’ Remix, ‘X Factor’ Rumors

Rihanna called into Ryan Seacrest’s 102.7 KIIS FM show this morning, sharing what it was like to collaborate with fellow pop powerhouse Britney Spears on the remix to “S&M.” “She was very, very great, very professional, and she worked really hard at it,” shared RiRi. “I think it’s very unexpected to see two artists of similar genres like that collaborate and get together.”

The 23-year-old singer also addressed reports that she was in talks to become a judge on Simon Cowell’s “The X Factor.” “It’s something I would have loved to do, but our schedule doesn’t allow,” she regrettably said. “We’re going to be on tour for the rest of the year.”

She was originally planning to perform “S&M” on tomorrow’s “American Idol,” but decided to go with “California King Bed.” “With those lyrics, it would have been really uncomfortable for me to perform them in front of six year olds, knowing that four year olds are watching,” she explained. “I decided to go with ‘California King Bed.’ Something a little more subtle.”

She will, however, open next month’s Billboard Music Awards with her raunchy hit single.