Was Kelly Rowland Forced To Leave ‘X Factor’ UK?

May 1, 2012  |  

Although Kelly Rowland announced that she was quitting the “X Factor” UK due to increasing demands from TV chiefs, Kelly’s reportedly finding out that those demands were intentional to push her out as a judge and she is not happy.

Kelly is said to be fuming over the fact that the show’s execs treated her the way they did so that they could go after former judge Danni Minogue and convince her to make a comeback to the program. Though the “Motivation” singer cited “global commitments” and “scheduling issues” as the reason for her departure, it seems her bosses were less than impressed with her, particularly after she flew back to America during last season to carry out another job when she should have been mentoring her contestants. Requesting that her pay be tripled to come back for a second season didn’t help either. Confirming news that she would not be returning, Kelly said:

“I love the UK and being part of the show last year. Mentoring the girls was such an incredible experience I will never forget.  I would like to thank Simon for the great opportunity and asking me to be a judge last season.”

Only Kelly and the TV execs know what went on for sure but if we see Danni Minogue back next season we can probably assume it’s true the “X Factor” wanted Kelly out. As they say in showbiz (or on Jay-Z’s Blueprint 3 album), on to the next one.

Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.

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  • Realstateofmind

    I don’t know what’s wrong with Kelly Rowland, maybe it’s nothing, but why isn’t she more successful? Hasn’t she been on the music scene for like 15 years? 

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  • cutepatootie

    of all the pictures kelly has they chose this one? LORT. this rumor is a mess though, if it is true they should have just been honest with her

  • Simon was humping Dannii back in 2007. He broke off his engagement with his fiance of the past few years. Dannii broke up with her beau. Maybe Simon wants to hook up with Dannii again. Tacky to dump Kelly though. She’ll bounce back.

  • I never liked her, she seemed to have a big ego for no reason. Destiny’s Child would have done fine without her.

  • Helado31

    She requested triple pay? Really? lol