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.
Winner of the 2012 X-Factor James Arthur has reportedly been fired by Syco Records boss Simon Cowell.
It seems James has pushed things too far with his latest lyrics, which make a reference to a terrorist act, and Simon is said to have lost patience with the Impossible singer.
In mixtape track Follow The Leader James raps, “Look at what you do to me, I’m crying over stupid s***, you’re such a f***ing homophobe, wish I’d never let you in, to think that I was thinking maybe I should let you live, I’m gonna blow up your family like I’m a terrorist.”
James has already taken to Twitter to defend the lyrics, saying they are actually taken from a letter from a “demented fan”.
“The song “follow the leader” from the mixtape is not promoting terrorism, it’s a story, a reciting of a Stan Esc letter from a demented fan,” he tweeted.
But boss man Simon is said to be done giving the X-Factor star any more chances and has called time on his record deal.
X Factor winner, James Arthur is at it again on Twitter and this time he’s decided to have a go at his boss, Simon Cowell.
The singer was responding to reports that he is featured in the musical, I Can’t Sing which is based on Simon Cowell’s role as a judge on X Factor.
James went onto to tweet an article claiming the musical was based on him saying: “@SimonCowell I should ‘shut up and put out records’ or else this?”
The Recovery singer then went onto tweet about how he expected the media would react to his latest tweet: “Cue more media bullying.”
It isn’t the first time James has took to Twitter to lash out but he might want to take it easy on Simon since he’s singed up to Cowell’s label, Syco Music.
It might be wise for James Arthur to stay off social media for a while for the sake of his career.
The X-Factor winner has now dumped his PR on Twitter and asked his fans to apply for the job.
James left Twitter last year after a string of cringe incidents, leaving his management to take over the account.
But it seems he is unhappy with their representation – in particular, the overuse of excited hashtags, and decided to take matters into his own hands.
Arthur tweeted, “HQ please stop writing things like “we think you would #LOVE This and that” or “everybody #GETDOWN and buy this…”
The Impossible singer went on to offer his fans the PR job tweeting, “This job is now going to an actual fan. Who wants the HQ job? #LOVE.”
He also invited his followers to design the album cover for his upcoming mix tape All The World’s A Stage.
“Seeing as though I’m doing this for the fans and I’m not charging for it I would like you to design the front cover,” he said.
It seems James Arthur has been taking a few make-up tips from Rylan Clark but went a little over board.
The X Factor contestants were photographed together backstage at ITV’s This Morning but James looked a tad on the orange side.
The Get Down singer showed us all just how little his knowledge is in applying tan as his hands were clearly missed.
Unfortunately, the 2012 X Factor winner has not been helping himself lately and has been involved in a few Twitter spats.
The Impossible singer slated One Direction on the social media site before posting a homophobic slur to a rapper and labelling his fellow contestant Lucy Spraggan a “two-faced fickle attention seeker”.
It seems that even Simon Cowell is not happy with him and after James called all the X factor winner “muppets”, the music mogul said: “I think James, unfortunately, has had so many issues with what he has done publicly – which is a real issue with me. Somebody should have told him to shut up and just put the records out.”