Screenshot via Twitter
Sans finger-pointing, the dancer/singer confirmed her empty seat on Tuesday citing "business decisions" for the departure. Paula took it to the tweets and issued a series of statements in 140 characters or less:
Yes, it's true; I won't be returning to The X Factor next season…I’ve learned through my longevity in this industry that business decisions often times override personal considerations...Simon & I, along with Fox & Fremantle, have been communicating about this for a while now, & I have absolute understanding of the situation…Simon is, and will remain a dear friend of mine......and I’ve treasured my experience working this past season with my extended family at Fox and Fremantle…I want nothing more than for The X Factor to exceed ALL of their wildest dreams. This truly has been a blessing and I am most grateful.