The reason behind Jennifer Lopez's reluctance to return to American Idol appears to have been revealed following the claims that it is to do with money.
According to Deadline, the star, who hinted at her departure from American Idol during an appearance on the TODAY show by saying: "Maybe it's time for me to go", is reportedly seeking a pay rise and will only return if she gets one.
Doesn't sound like Jen to us!
A source revealed: "She wants to do movies. She’s expecting her team to deliver. She feels she’d rather be on Idol performing than judging everyone else.
“I think she’s off and it’s mutual. They’re not inviting her back so quickly. Not because they’re unhappy with her. But because she wants a lot of money, a lot.”
The site alleges the 'Dance Again' hit maker saying: "I’m not going back unless they pay me what I want.”
Weighing in on the topic, a source from FOX, added: "It’s complicated and fluid. It might get resolved very quickly or may drag on for another few weeks. All the usual reasons; money, schedules, desire to continue, and overall makeup of the judges panel.”
Jennifer's rep has been approached for comment.
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