Speculation started a few weeks ago that Simon was planning to fire the 2012 X Factor winner, James Arthur.
But it seems James beat him to it, as he announced this evening that he was leaving Syco Music for good.
“Just to clear things up – I am no longer with Syco. I would like to thank all at the label for making a great record with me. I now have to move on and do something different – the future is bright! #LOVE”
We’re not too surprised by this announcement as things have been tense between Simon and James for a while.
But this is the second X Factor winner to leave Simon’s label, as Leona Lewis announced a few weeks ago that she was also moving on from Syco.
According to reports, Simon was planning on dropping the singer after controversial lyrics, including, “I am going to blow your family up like I am a terrorist” appeared in some of his new material.
When James went on a Twitter rant in March, Simon said someone should have told him to “shut up and just put the records out”.
Well it looks like Simon doesn’t have to worry about James anymore.