Well, this is an unfortunate surprise. X-Factor judge and music executive L.A. Reid has decided to step aside from his judging duties. Reid has decided he will not be returning for season 3 of the singing competition show.
In an official statement released this morning he says,
“I have decided that I will not return to The X Factor next year. I have a company to run that I’ve kind of neglected. It saddens me a little bit, but only a little bit. I love Simon. We have a great relationship. We have fun together, we talk, we laugh, we do bad things, we’re friends.”
Reid will, however, continue his day job as CEO of Epic Records.
Are you sad to see L.A. go?
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