Britney Spears saluted the crowd as she made her way onto the stage at the first round of The X Factor auditions on Thursday (May 24) in Austin, Texas.
Did the first drama of the season take place mere minutes later?
Reports that she walked off the set after someone butchered one of her songs surfaced on TMZ yesterday, but Brit took to her Twitter to downplay them.
"#Britneywalksoff??? LOL was just taking a break people. I am having the BEST time!!!" she wrote, Twitter hashtag and all, in response to the rumor.
Sounds like a lot of hot air. Earlier in the day, Britney and Demi Lovato Tweeted their excitement at the start of the new season, so it's likely all good.
But don't expect this to be the last Britney drama, rumored or otherwise. The singer's first foray into the reality TV format is sure to be memorable.