She's flattered, but she's out of the running.
Janet Jackson has put the rumors - which she sort of encouraged initially by hemming and hawing during an interview with Anderson Cooper - of her involvement with The X Factor to rest.
In a statement, Janet says she's "very flattered that X Factor let me know I was being considered for next season, but it just wouldn't be possible."
Why not? What's on tap for the artist? She is committed to her Number Ones Up Close and Personal Tour and will be starring in an upcoming Tyler Perry movie.
Does this mean The X Factor will seriously consider Britney Spears as a judge? Let's hope so!