Take this with a grain of salt considering the source but rumour has it Rihanna has signed on to be the newest judge on Simon Cowell’s X Factor.

According to Mediatakeout.com, a source said that Rihanna will be taking Britney’s spot. The source explained:

“[Rihanna] wanted to be on X-Factor, but we all thought that [Britney Spears] had it . . . when [Rihanna] found out that they wanted her instead, she jumped at [the opportunity.”

The site reported that Rihanna’s management team at RocNation secured the deal. The pop star will reportedly get between $15 and $20 million in cash and perks to do the show.

Add this rumour to the ones that the Bajan beauty is dating Ashton Kutcher and you’ve got one heckuva day for her PR rep. PS Rihanna won’t confirm the Kutcher rumours. Check it out below