Thursday, March 10, 2011
Simon Cowell Attacks Elton, Calls Him "Money-Grabbing"
Elton has continually criticised the X Factor, having called the show ‘boring and a***-paralysingly brain crippling’ and suggested Cowell cares more about cash than discovering new talent.
But Cowell defended the show on Piers Morgan’s US chat show, saying claims the X Factor has crushed emerging talent are ‘absolute rubbish’.
And in a scathing attack on the singer, Cowell said Elton is the one more interested in making money.
He said of Elton: ‘Well, look. This is somebody who charges what, a million dollars a private gig? Two million dollars, you know? I don’t know whether he’s concerned about himself – maybe he is.
'But they always bleat on that we’re not giving other people a chance.
'And I always want to say to them, “I tell you what, you just made a million dollars off your last private gig. Go and give it to a bunch of young musicians you care about, put them in a studio. Go and nurture them. Go and spend some time looking after them. Then I’ll buy your argument."
‘They’re only worried about themselves.’
Read more: www.metro.co.uk