Los Angeles, Jan 15: Singer Britney Spears reportedly asked for a $3 million hike in salary to judge the third season of American singing reality show "The X Factor".
When her demand was turned down, Spears stayed away from the show.
If she would have got the $3 million hike, her salary would have become $18 million.
"When producers asked if she wanted to return for a third season of 'The X Factor', Britney's representatives said she would only come back if she was offered $18 million," radaronline.com quoted a source as saying.
"But after much deliberation, they just felt that Britney wasn't worth that much because she wasn't bringing enough to the table. Her performance as a judge was scrutinised, and she did not add anything to the show. They felt she didn't warrant a $3 million pay hike," the source added.