updated 02/16/2012 AT 2:00 PM ET
•originally published 02/16/2012 AT 6:00 PM ET
The pop icon appears caught off guard by the question when Anderson Cooper asks during an interview set to air Monday on his talk show.
“Oh my God,” she said, before stumbling over her words a bit and laughing. Watch the clip above.
When she finally found the words to answer his very pointed question, Jackson, 45, says, “No I’m not a judge on The X Factor.”
“You’re not currently a judge on The X Factor,” a giddy Cooper says.
“No, I am not,” Jackson replies, “but that’s all I really think I should say.”
“Intriguing, I will say,” Anderson says. “Intriguing.”