So we've heard what Paula Abdul had to say about getting fired, and we heard what Nicole Scherzinger had to say about the ax.
But what does Simon Cowell have to say about the X Factor bloodbath?? A LOT of people have been wondering how he could fire close-friend Paula (not that he hasn't done something similar before, heyyy Chezza)!
Welp! Here he goes:
I want to say a massive thank you to Paula, Nicole and Steve for being part of The X Factor last year.
We had a lot of fun making the show together and importantly, we found some real talent and stars. You do develop friendships with the people you work with and Paula, in particular, is a very close friend and I expect to be working with her on another project in the near future.
I'm sure all three are going to have massive success in what they do next, but now is the time to thank them all for everything they did last year.
Ugh!! Not juicy at all!! But professional… gotta give him that!!
Like we discussed before, we HIGHly doubt firing Paula was the highlight of his day, but he's known to put business first! And if better business means bringing in some fresh faces, then so be it!!
Hey Simon!! Perez would LOVE to judge!! No deadlocks here, LOL!!
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