Headlines circulated all summer-long about of pop diva Mariah Carey‘s involvement with highly anticipated reality talent show X Factor USA. Speaking with the show’s craftsman Simon Cowell, People magazine once quoted him saying:
“You can’t say no to Mariah,” says Cowell, 51. “We have to find a role for her. I’m a huge fan of hers – not just as an artist, but as a person, and I love her to death.”
Guess that was then. With confirmation recently surfacing of fellow pop diva Rihanna‘s role on the show, FOX caught up with the sharp tongued Simon to get the skinny on the status of Mrs. Cannon’s involvement. As ever, Cowell had ‘interesting’ comments.
Simon shares his thoughts after the jump: