LA Reid 'Wants Ugly People Fired'
The X Factor USA judge and Sony boss is said to only want to work with good looking people…
Sony/Epic Records boss The X Factor USAjudge apparently told his senior management team: “I don't want no ugly people working here; I only want good looking people.”
A contact at Sony/Epic Records told the newspaper that Reid is notoriously demanding with label staff. "He considers himself an artist, which means he expects to be treated like a VIP,” they explained. “He's incredibly difficult, and many people are worried about what will happen when he starts on the judging panel for The X Factor.
“He'll definitely be meaner than Simon Cowell.”
So far the prediction is proving right – Reid has already gained himself a reputation for being the new Mr Nasty on the US series, with his insults even outstripping Simon Cowell’s.
Before he took over at Sony, Reid was in charge at Island/Def Jam Records where he famously sacked Lady GaGa, then an up-and-coming singer/songwriter, after reportedly telling her: "I don't get you. I don't get your music."