A source close to Beyonce Knowles tells the Daily Express it took a lot of apologizing from Simon Cowell to get her to appear on Saturday’s ‘X Factor’ finale, since Simon told Esquire magazine three years ago that the former Destiny’s Child star was “not sexy, she hasn’t got a great body and she’s not a great singer.”
“It’s debatable whether she’d have agreed to ‘The X Factor’ at all if she didn’t have a CD to promote,” the insider explained. “There’s been bad blood between her entire family and Cowell ever since his ridiculous rant in Esquire. Believe me, it took a lot of apologizing on his part to swing it. At the end of the day, she realized she has a big fan base in Britain. She’s appearing for them, not for Simon Cowell.” Read more.