Rihanna turned down `X Factor` role

Updated: Apr 15, 2011, 09:03 AM IST

London: Singer Rihanna had to turn down the offer of being a judge at "The X Factor" because of her hectic touring schedule.

The "Rude Boy" singer would have loved to accept the offer of a role on the US version of the show by head panellist Simon Cowell, but cannot appear when it launches later this year because of her hectic touring schedule, reports contactmusic.om

"Yes, it`s something that I would have loved to do, actually. But our schedule doesn`t allow and it`s a demanding schedule to be on that show,` she said.

"You have to be around months at a time, which is impossible for me," she added.