Simon Cowell apologises to Beyonce Knowles for calling her not sexyDecember 14th, 2008 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
In an astonishing public tirade against the singer, Cowell described her as not sexy.
He said: I find the whole Beyonce thing really mystifying. Shes not sexy, she hasnt got a great body and shes not a great singer.
The extraordinary statement in Esquire magazine three years ago prompted the singers tough producer father, Matthew Knowles, to say: Simon wouldnt know a hit song, image or talent if it hit him in the face.
Meanwhile, producers of X Factor pointed out that only a really big star could help trump the ratings of the show and the only performer with that kind of pulling power was Beyonce.
Therefore, as long as two months ago, Cowell began his campaign to make amends with Beyonce.
Its debatable whether shed have agreed to the X Factor at all if she didnt have a CD to promote, the Daily Express quoted a source, as saying.
Theres been bad blood between her entire family and Cowell ever since his ridiculous rant in Esquire. Believe me, it took a lot of apologising on his part to swing it. At the end of the day, she realised she has a big fan base in Britain. Shes appearing for them, not for Simon Cowell, the source added. (ANI)
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