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March 2nd, 2012 8:21am EST

Janet JacksonJanet Jackson has ruled herself out of the next season of The X Factor because she just can't work the show into her schedule.

The Nasty singer was one of the stars rumored to be in the running to take up a seat as a judge on Simon Cowell's hit TV talent contest following the departure of Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul after the first series.

She played coy about the job possibility during an interview with Anderson Cooper last month, but she has now confirmed she definitely won't be on the panel.

She tells E! News, "(I'm) very flattered that X Factor let me know that I was being considered for next season, but it just wouldn't be possible."

Jackson is currently preparing for her upcoming Number Ones Up Close and Personal Tour as well as role in a Tyler Perry movie.

Britney Spears and Fergie are still reportedly being courted for judging roles alongside Cowell and L.A. Reid.

Janet Jackson

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