05/17/2012 02:26 pm ET | Updated May 17, 2012

Jennifer Lopez In Female Money War With Britney Spears?

It’s a female money war! J Lo will only return to ‘American Idol’ if her current $12 million salary is boosted above Britney’s, a source tells exclusively.

Jennifer Lopez is leaving us hanging about whether she’ll return to American Idol next season, but she could return if the show offers her more than the $15 million Britney Spears is getting for joining The X Factor, a source tells exclusively!

“J.Lo and American Idol are striving for headlines, along with it being ‘strictly business,’ she is also for sure wanting more money than Britney Spears to return,” our source tell us, adding that J Lo is playing hardball because she can with always sign a one year contract.

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