For those who thought Beyonce was really offered $100 million to be on X-Factor, you were wrong. It turns out those rumors of the nine-figure deal were nothing more than talk. Simon Cowell shut down the chatter in a recent interview with Extra. He revealed that he hasn’t even spoken to Beyonce about possibly being on the show.
“The budget for the show is $100 million. That would never ever happen. It’s absolute nonsense,” he said to “Extra.” “No one is going to pay $100 million for someone. I genuinely haven’t had a conversation with her about it. Not at all.”
There was also buzz going around that Mariah Carey was planning to join the show’s judging panel. Simon shot those claims down too.
“I adore her, love her. But you can’t expect someone who has just had two kids [and] has a record career to make the kind of commitment we would need on this show.”
Preview Simon’s interview with Extra below: