Britney Spears Walks Off X Factor Set Again as Drag Queen Covers "(You Drive Me) Crazy"

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For Britney Spears, listening to a drag queen try out for The X Factor by singing a cover of one of her hit "(You Drive Me) Crazy" hit a little close to home.

During Monday's auditions in Greensboro, N.C., Spears stormed off the set after the man, dressed partially as a woman, rocked through her 1999 single.

Spears, 30, reportedly "looked stunned" throughout the performance.

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Fellow judge L.A. Reid patted her on the back, while Demi Lovato and Simon Cowell could not muster anything beyond covering their faces with their hands.

Reid and Lovato followed Britney off the set, while Cowell stayed behind. "I don't think she quite understood your tribute," he told the bedazzled singer.

"I had to fight real hard to get here," the tearful singer said, noting that he was on welfare and nearly missed X Factor's call because he can't pay his phone bill.

Fortunately, Britney returned shortly thereafter to acknowledge him.

"I really respect the tribute," Spears said when she regained her composure and sat back down at the judges' table minutes later. "It was really nice."

It's been quite an emotional summer for the first-year judge. She previously met a gay contestant she once worked with, and walked off set once before.

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