Simon Cowell already gave his official statement, but let's be real, there's no juice there!! Just stuff cleaned up by a publicist probably…
But NOW he's opened up, and he's saying what's really on his mind about the job massacre that happened over at X Factor. He even has something to say about The Voice!
According to him:
On firing Paula Abdul: I would've liked to have kept her. She was very gracious and I said that to her. She understands it's business; it's never personal.
On firing Nicole Scherzinger: I don't think she's mad. I think she's disappointed.
On keeping L.A. Reid: There's not a record executive out there who is as good as him for the job.
On season one success: It's only because I opened my big mouth and said we were going to get 20 million viewers. If I hadn't said that, everybody would be saying the show was a huge success.
On The Voice's judges as competition: How many hit records have they made? How many artists have they discovered?
On bringing Mariah Carey in: I would love her, but you can't expect someone who's just had two kids to make the kind of commitment you would need on this show.
Snap, snap Voice!! Snap, snap!!
And he never knows… Nick Cannon could stay at home with the kids while Mariah judges, LOL!
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