Simon Cowell Denies Beyoncé ‘X Factor’ Rumors: ‘It’s Complete Nonsense’

Beyoncé and Simon Cowell

Don’t expect to see Beyoncé filling in for Paula Abdul or Nicole Scherzinger on next season’s “X Factor.” The show’s creator Simon Cowell is shutting down reports that he offered to pay the singer $100 million/year to join the singing competition.

“No, I have no idea where this rumor came from,” the feisty Brit told “Extra.” “I read it online that I had offered her $100 million/year. It’s complete nonsense. The budget of the show is $100 million. No one’s gonna pay $100 million/year for someone.”

The FOX show recently experienced a shakeup after the recent departure of Abdul and Scherzinger, leaving L.A. Reid and Cowell on the judging panel. Despite Beyoncé’s star power, Cowell would not make such an outlandish offer nor has he even discussed the opportunity with her. “It would never ever, ever happen,” he said. “It’s absolute nonsense and I genuinely haven’t had a conversation with her about it.”

Another person to cross off the list of potential judges is Mariah Carey. After months and months of speculation, Cowell confirmed that the pop diva will not participate on the show.

“No, she’s not on the list because I don’t think Mariah would make that commitment. I really, really don’t,” he said. “She’s just had kids. You have to work five days a week on this show and you’ve got to do all the traveling as well. Just to put it out there, she will not be on the list. I adore her, I would love her, but you can’t expect someone who’s just had two kids, who’s got a record career, to make the kind of commitment we would need on this show.”

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21 Comments

  1. Real Issh

    whatever, he’s denying it probably because she said NO lol better luck next time

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    :o Reply:

    @Real Issh, lol

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    Mikeh Reply:

    @Real Issh, No. Bey CAMP started this rumor.. just like the million other “rumors” about her. No one would really care to pay her that much c’mon. I’m not even a “hater” but it’s clear her team are trying to make her more important than what she is.

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    kass Reply:

    Love simon but he acts really suspect on this interview

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  2. true love

    I knew the 100 million a year was nonsense but some beyonce stans can not Think.

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    :o Reply:

    @true love, Yea your really smart. You want a price with that?

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  3. huh

    Oh. So Nicole S. didn’t have a recording career? …..

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  4. Lauryn

    Bull-hit. Bey Aint Filling In For Nobody, She’ll Make her Own Throne Boo! & Your Heel Wearing Ass Is Lying You Need Bey To Raise Ratings & Beat A.I & XFactor UK!

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  5. Lauryn

    Oh & Bit-h You Damn Straight Need To Pay 100m For Someone, Because Xfactor USA Is Wack As Fu-k w/ Nicole’s Dumbass, Paula’s Brokeass & LA’s Lying pathetic-ass!!!

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  6. coolio

    horrible show

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  7. Triniti

    Lay off the botox, Cowell. You’re starting to become the spitting image of Kris Jenner.

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    Ice Reply:

    @Triniti, lololol, this made my day

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  8. hovfan

    anybody that believes anything mediafakeout says is dumb and stupid cause thats exactly where that $100million a year came from…bey and jay are almost billionaires already they are set 4 life simon is dismissed ha

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  9. DRB

    The Mariah and Beyonce points were both obvious. Did this need to be explained.

    One has an album coming out this year and isn’t gonna sit in LA for 3 months doing only that.

    NO ONE can command 100 million dollars for a show. It’s absurd and that money won’t be recouped.

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  10. nicegirl

    mediatakeout is wrong once again haha. Of course it wasn’t true and some people are stupid enough to think it was true.

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    I never believed this to begin with. I could see her getting 20 million a year max.

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