Excuse us for a moment while we twirl our shirts above our head, because finally, FINALLY, someone understands our love for Britney Spears. L.A. Reid, you are a wise, wise man.

The ‘X Factor‘ judge was spotted at a New York airport recently and a paparazzo for TMZ asked him how fellow judge Britney would have done had she been a contestant on the show. His response? “”If I was a judge … she would have won.”

Can we get an amen and thank you Jeeeeesus!?

On the other hand, other ‘X Factor’ judge Simon Cowell is supposedly concerned about Brit since she started on the show, often checking in with the show officials to see how she’s doing after she had some iffy moments, including abruptly leaving during auditions.

“It’s embarrassing to have an empty seat on the panel in filming sessions, as the footage is almost totally wasted,” said a source to The Mirror UK. “If a great singer appears, and producers want to use the audition, you have to tell viewers why Britney wasn’t there.”

Queen Britney’s manager, the great and powerful Larry Rudolph, came to the her defense, though, saying, “Every time Britney stands up or wants to go to the bathroom she gets accused of walking off. Everything is fine. Britney loves being on ‘X Factor.’”

We’re pretty sure our girl Brit is doing just fine!

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