The singer will play five stadium and arena shows as part of a massive world tour set to take place next year
Rihanna to be X-Factor judge
The 'Only Girl' star will perform at boot camp and then help judge the hopefuls.
Rihanna has reportedly been lined up to perform for contestants during their boot camp phase and then help decide who's worthy to progress to the judge's house.
A source told the Daily Star: "[It will be] very nerve-racking for the contestants but great viewing for the audience, who could follow Rihanna and be confident? This will definitely weed out the good from the bad."
The X-Factor is set to start later this month with Rihanna due in the UK for her Loud tour in September.
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