L.A. Reid is Done with the X Factor
Honestly I never liked L.A. Reid for this job. He has too much polish and prestige to be a television judge. I think Reid agrees. Reid will not be returning to the show. Reids last show will be the finale due to air next week. Reid left his job as chairman and CEO of Island Def Jam and is now the CEO of Epic which is a division of Sony Entertainment. Epic’s line up of artists include Sade, Fionna Apple and Ciara. Reid acknowledges that he is truly a CEO not a judge, and he told Access Hollywood that he needs to get back to work,
“I have to go back and, I have a company to run that I’ve kind of neglected and it saddens me a little bit but only a little bit, It was a nice break, it was a nice departure from what I’ve done for the past 20 years, but now I gotta go back to work.”
He also insured fans that it has nothing to do with the fights that we so often see between him and Simon.
“I love Simon, We have a great relationship, we have fun together, we talk, we laugh, we do bad things, we’re friends. I owe so much to Simon. I really have a lot [of] respect for him and I always will. I support him, I support the show and I’ll always be in business with him.”
As of now, Reid can actually win. As mentor for the “over 25’s”, artist Tate Stevens is still in this thing and has been voted into the finals. Reid says his experience with Tate has made him a new fan of country music.
“I can’t even claim to have been a country music fan, but, you know what, I am now, but more importantly, I am a Tate Stevens fan,”
Tate will be joined in “X Factor” finals by soloist Carly Rose Sonenclar and girl band Fifth Harmony.
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