Rihanna has agreed to be a judge for the second season of American X Factor, according to claims made by MediaTakeOut.com based on an anonymous source they say is an insider.

The snitch said that [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].

According to the source Rihanna can thank her very capable managers from RocNation for booking her the gig, which will mean a fat paycheck for the Bajan beauty. MediaTakeOut's source indicated that RiRi may be making $15 to $20 million a year, plus perks.

This news comes just as many other media sources are reporting that Britney Spears had sealed the deal and would be appearing on the televised music competition, created by ex-American Idol host Simon Cowell. According to Zap2it.com, a source close to the X-Factor negotiations has confirmed that talks with Britney Spears are pretty much dead.

Rihanna appeared on the show in season one as a guest mentor, and performed on the show as wlel. Check out the video of her performance of What's My Name below: