Janet Jackson

Report: Janet Jackson in Talks to Join ‘X Factor’

Is Janet Jackson headed to “The X Factor”? The pop icon is reportedly in preliminary talks to join the U.S. singing competition as a judge.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Janet has expressed interest in participating in Simon Cowell’s show following the departure of judges Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul.

The 45-year-old singer hinted at her possible involvement during her appearance on Anderson Cooper’s talk show on Thursday.

“Oh my God. No, I’m not a judge on ‘The X Factor,'” she told Cooper, to which he replied, “You’re not currently a judge on ‘The X Factor.'”

She responded, “No, I am not,” while coyly adding, “But that’s all I really think I should say.”

THR previously reported that Whitney Houston was being considered for a spot on the judges’ panel alongside Cowell and L.A. Reid. Other names being thrown around include Pink and Katy Perry.

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