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L.A. Reid QUITS X Factor! He Says It's Because…

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We've been so preoccupied with the fates of Britney Spears and Demi Lovato, this news is totally baffling us!

X Factor judge L.A. Reid has decided to QUIT the competition show, crediting his original job as the main reason behind his decision.

Being with Simon Cowell since Season 1, he insists working relationships have nothing to do with this. In fact, it sounds like he's even gonna miss him. Aww!

Reidy broke the news by saying:

"I have decided that I will not return to The X Factor next year. I have a company to run that I've kind of neglected. It saddens me a little bit, but only a little bit. I love Simon. We have a great relationship. We have fun together, we talk, we laugh, we do bad things, we're friends."


Welp! He's making a good decision for his #1.

As chairman and CEO of Epic Records, he has to prioritize a certain way, and it seems like he's ready to get back to it 24/7!

We wish you luck, L.A.! You've been a gem to watch!!


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27 comments to “L.A. Reid QUITS X Factor! He Says It's Because…”

  1. 1

    Aaaaand the only credible person is leaving. He was the reason I watched. Bad move, Simon. you should have fired your robo-brit.

  2. treek says – reply to this


    Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo……. He is the best judge ever! he really knows what he is doing.

  3. Ummmm says – reply to this


    Re: WowzaChild – do you not understand that he QUIT? Learn how to read, idiot. Has nothing to with a "bad move" by Simon.

  4. 4

    I always wondered what happened to Shower Curtains that people get rid of….Demi Lovato wears them…

  5. pfft says – reply to this


    Perez for judge?
    Sweetie, stop trying to make 'fetch' happen….

  6. 6

    He is quitting because he is tired of having to fake it and pretend that this contrived show is real. Case in point - when LA had to sit there listening to Beiber sing and play the piano and pretend that it was actually good.

  7. 7

    Re: rosebud99 – You realize that he produces Justin right? I mean, I've heard him say it on the show so it really shouldn't be a big surprise.

  8. Nwvotes says – reply to this


    LA Reid will not return for Season 4 of the X factor. Will he be missed? Vote at

  9. The Perez Hater says – reply to this


    OMG! I hear that Demi puked in his face and he quit on the spot!!!

  10. marcella says – reply to this


    ……………im speechless. and heartbroken…………..: (.

  11. Emma says – reply to this


    Actaully, GOOD FOR HIM. He was the only credible person on this freak show. LA signed industry legends. I think he got sick of the talentless people that used up his time. The longer Simon keeps this show alive, the more of a joke he becomes in the music industry.

  12. lex says – reply to this


    I would quit too if I had to work with Britney Spears. I'm not watching next year if Britney is still a judge. She's a moron.

  13. amileiap says – reply to this


    Notice he didn't mention Demi or Britney, he likes Simon, he clearly is annoyed with those 2 incompetent excuses for judges. Also….here starts the begging for a judge spot by Perez. Once again Perez, in your fucking dreams.

  14. 14

    Only reason he's leaving is because the show is tanking and he's leaving the ship. LA Reid can't just stay there and loose the credibility he gained all these years.

  15. 15

    The should get rid of the robot in the show. lol! "you're amazing" lol

  16. austin says – reply to this


    Re: lex – uhm britney spears is hot as fuck, really she is on top of this world…she has the number one song in the world in 18 different countries and a new album coming out not to say she just got crowned the hottest woman alive for 2013 on billboard…dont think a "dumb or moron person can do that" just saying

  17. 17

    Look at Britney's arms, that girl is DEAD inside.

    I hope she dies in a plane crash.

  18. drew says – reply to this


    Re: WowzaChild – well that "robot" is pretty fucking hott ass robot…she has the number one song in 18 countries right now and just got named hottest woman alive for 2013 on billboard so i dont think this "robot" aka Britney Spears will be going anywhere for a long time she is what has brought the shows ratings up….she knows what she is doing

  19. zaff says – reply to this


    I think they should get in Randy Jackson he has the experience and he is a kind nice person

  20. 20

    I'd jump ship too …. and if no one I cared about was on board.

  21. 21

    LMAO. "We wish you luck" is the best douche Perez can muster? Way to dig deep Perez. NOT. So far, "X Factor" is a massive flop; the most expensive flop in reality TV history. Every single decision Simon's made has back-fired: Cheryl, Paula, Nichole, Steve, L.A., Britney ($15M?), Demi, Mario, burying singers with cheesy, over-the-top production gimmicks & horrific choreography - plus - the single worst decision in TV history (Khloe J.). Simon needs to find a judging panel with CHEMISTRY, dump the awful choreographer and Khloe J. THEN SHIFT THE FOCUS BACK TO THE SINGERS! Duh.

  22. 22

    Re: Ummmm – Always amused by losers hiding behind their screens to be able to call people they don't know "idiots". Most of them pretend they are leaving on their own, while the show execs in fact decided it was time to go. Very common tactics actually, but you go, read, and believe shit blindly, idiot. It's not even the point of what I was saying.

  23. 23

    Re: drew – I doubt Brit knows what she's doing most of the time. If there's people that find her hot, that's fine, that's beyond my point. She gives no constructive criticism as a judge, memorizes her short sentences and repeats them over and over. That's why I said LA was a way more valuable judge.

  24. austin404 says – reply to this


    I think Jay Z would be a perfect replacement.. He's almost powerful as LA Reid, but not quite.

  25. prg says – reply to this


    oh yes x factor hire perez as a judge hes the most credible and talented musician who has sucess in the industry and will help mentor the contestants *Rolls Eyes*

  26. Elienay says – reply to this


    For your information guys, LA Reid and Demi Lovato are good friends.

  27. che ching says – reply to this


    I think he's quitting to work full time promoting Carly Rose Sonenclar.
    Wouldn't you?

    Besides everything else on the show now will be an anticlimax and he knows it.

    I feel sorry for Simon. He can't quit.