“It’s the worst thing I’ve ever done,” L.A Reid Speaks About X Factor


By Felix Brambaifa
Who would have thought that the X Factor was a terrible experience for L.A Reid who co judged the musical program but no one can know better than Reid himself who has this to say about his involvement with the program “It’s the worst thing I’ve ever done,”
According to him:

“The first season, yes, I had a great time…But the second season I was fully engaged trying run a label, and it wasn’t fun anymore.” 

“More importantly, it really affected my taste–it almost destroyed it,” the
former Island Def Jam Music Group CEO shared. “It completely threw me off–by the way, I have a book coming out soon, and it’ll all be on my book. But yeah, what works for television isn’t necessarily the thing that works in the traditional journey of music, so I
adjusted my taste for television. But the truth is, I lowered my bar–my bar was quite high, if I’m being honest, and as a result I didn’t have the same level of success. The bar is quite high again now, but it was damaging. I worked with Simon Cowell, who I love and
have great respect for and he has great taste, but being around him for that long, I started to take on his taste, and I’m an amateur at having his taste–I’m good at my kind of taste.”

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