Kelly Rowland feels "let down" by 'X Factor' bosses.
The 31-year-old singer revealed this week she will not be returning to the judging panel of the show and is now said to have told pals she feels "stitched up" following subsequent claims she had demanded more money and speculation show chief Simon Cowell wanted Dannii Minogue to return instead.
A source said: "She has emails going back months showing discussions so it is stupid of them to say they didn't want her or she was being greedy.
"Simon Cowell has gone on record saying he wanted Kelly back. She loved doing the show so feels a bit let down.
"She feels stitched up now and it just looks like they are panicking because they don't have a judge."
Despite the speculation about her future after Gary Barlow, Louis Walsh and Tulisa Contostavlos all re-committed to the show, Kelly insists the decision to leave was all hers, rather than show bosses not wanting her back.
According to the Daily Mirror newspaper, she told a friend: "It was my decision, I just decided not to sign."