The pop icon seems to be caught off guard when Anderson Cooper pops the question during an interview airing Monday on his talk show.
“Oh my God,” she said, before stumbling over her words and laughing. After finally finding the words to answer Cooper’s blunt question, she replied “No I’m not a judge on the X Factor.”
However, there are two more spots open on Simon Cowell’s show after judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger were fired in January.
“You’re not currently a judge on The X Factor,” a giddy Cooper says.
“No, I am not,” Jackson replies, “but that’s all I really think I should say.”
“Intriguing, I will say,” Anderson says. “Intriguing.”