Rihanna Steps Under ‘X Factor’ Umbrella As Guest Judge

Rihanna (Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Rihanna (Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Simon Cowell’s X Factor” is adding more star power to its already impressive line-up. According to TMZ, hitmaker Rihanna – who appeared on last year’s U.K. “Factor” finale – will be stopping by the upcoming U.S. version as a guest judge.

The setup of the show allows judges L.A. Reid, Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger and Cowell to bring in guests to help them decide which contestants to mentor. Rihanna was reportedly requested by Reid, who signed the “Love The Way You Lie” singerĀ  in 2005.

“The X Factor” premieres Wednesday, Sept. 21 on Fox. Watch a brand new emotional 8-minute preview:

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