With the reality show X-Factor coming to a finale, it’s time to get you all riled up and feenin’ for some juicy gossip. And some pretty interesting details have come out regarding the world’s nastiest judge…let me rephrase that…the most controversial judge in the world and solar system (See Clause 1.41), Simon Cowell.
Before the X-Factor finalists or final winner becomes too jolly over their presence on the boob tube as finalists, they best be ready to dish out some dough to the big dog because really when it comes down to it…Simon is your pimp.
Check out just a few of the details of the 80-page contracts signed by the record company AND the contestants BEFORE they cut any sort of record deal. It’s pimp-licious!
Sony BMG released a statement in regards to the show’s deal, “No one has ever said the winner walks away with a $1million prize. That is the value of the record deal which includes paying producers and video directors and covering recording and marketing costs. The prize is a record contract with Sony which you would not otherwise have.”
Translation: Simon gave you the chance to sing live on television, so therefore you are Simon’s cash cow until you break away on your own. Ding Dang Dong.
The most interesting part of the contract is the “no talking smack about Simon” clause. There shall be no disrespecting your pimp, bitches! Simon may be one of the richest men in the world and he STILL wants your 5%…so give with honor, pride and respect…or your ass is grass!