Beyonce Makes Simon Cowell Eat His Words

Simon Cowell’s been in the news lately after a tabloid printed that he said Lady Gaga and Beyonce were boring entertainers. Although, he has released a statement since then that stated that his comments were misreported, this isn’t the first time he’s been quoted throwing jabs at Beyonce. A few years ago, he stated:

I find the whole Beyonce thing really mystifying, She’s not sexy, she hasn’t got a great body and she’s not a great singer.

Earlier this week, Simon and fellow ‘X Factor’ judge L.A. Reid sat down with AJ Calloway of Extra TV and Simon revealed that he had an awkward meeting with Beyonce after he made those comments about her. He also revealed that she eventually came on his show and sang better than anyone he’s ever heard in his life, and gave him a ‘criticize that’ look afterwards.

Yeah. I once criticized her then met her afterwards. Boy, oh boy that was a difficult meeting. Then she came on my show about a year later in the UK and it was still obviously in her head what I said and I apologized, I was wrong. She sang better than anyone I’ve ever in my whole life. Then at one point, she looked over to me and went “criticize that.”

AJ Calloway: She said that?

Simon: Her eyes. I’ll never forget the look.

Simon also added:

[I would describe Beyonce as] Ambitious, talented, competitive. She defines this new breed of I’ve called super pop stars and they’re all girls at the moment. It’s like a new super species who literally want to rule the world. I remember when she came out with that song there was no irony-she wants to rule the world.

With L.A Reid agreeing that, ‘she may arguably be the most talented performer alive’.

Check out the video of the interview and the performance that had Simon sticking his foot in his mouth below:

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