Nicole Scherzinger Steps Out In Black Lace Top Following The X Factor USA Departure

31 January 2012, 10:23 | Updated: 31 January 2012, 10:39

The 'Right There' singer was spotted in New York following the news that she has reportedly left the talent show.

Nicole Scherzinger was pictured earlier today (31st December) looking relaxed as she stepped out in New York City for the first time since news broke of her supposed departure from The X Factor USA. 

The 'Don't Hold Your Breath' star wore a black lace top, fur gilet and dark high heels as she headed for lunch with a friend.

The former Pussycat Doll is rumoured to be stepping down from her judges seat on the show so she can concentrate on her music career – although the singer is yet to make comment on the story reported by E! News.

Meanwhile, the singer has already previously been linked with the vacant judges role on the BBC series Strictly Come Dancing after Alesha Dixon joined Simon Cowell's show Britain's Got Talent.

You can view a picture of Nicole Scherzinger in New York below. (Picture: Splash)

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