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L.A. Reid Calls 'X Factor' the 'Worst Thing I've Ever Done'

L.A. Reid has some harsh words for his stint as a judge on the first two seasons of The X Factor.

The 59-year-old music exec says that it was “the worst thing I’ve ever done.”

“The first season, yes, I had a great time,” L.A. told The Hollywood Reporter. “It was a little bit of a vacation. I’d been making music, working at running labels for a long time, and it was a little bit of, ‘Let me just have some fun.’ But the second season I was fully engaged trying run a label, and it wasn’t fun anymore.”

“And more importantly, it really affected my taste — it almost destroyed it,” he continued. “It completely threw me off — by the way, I have a book coming out soon, and it’ll all be on my book,” he interjected with a laugh. “But yeah, what works for television isn’t necessarily the thing that works in the traditional journey of music, so I adjusted my taste for television. But the truth is, I lowered my bar — my bar was quite high, if I’m being honest, and as a result I didn’t have the same level of success. The bar is quite high again now, but it was damaging. I worked with Simon Cowell, who I love and have great respect for and he has great taste, but being around him for that long, I started to take on his taste, and I’m an amateur at having his taste — I’m good at my kind of taste.”

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Nicki Minaj & Lil Wayne: BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards 2013

Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne hit the stage while attending the 2013 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards held at the Hammerstein Ballroom on Thursday (August 22) in New York City.

The 30-year-old entertainers were joined by Mario, Sean Kingston, Busta Rhymes, Ray J, Benny Blanco, Birdman, and L.A. Reid at the event honoring the songwriters, producers and publishers of the most-performed R&B/hip-hop songs of the previous year.

“#bmirnbhiphopawards like 7 awards tonite i think,” Nicki wrote on her Twitter account. “I lost count. And cash money is being honored. Thx BMI.”

FYI: Nicki is wearing a Roberto Cavalli dress.

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Usher, Ciara, & Ellie Goulding - Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Party!

Usher hits the stage to perform at the Clive Davis & The Recording Academy’s 2013 Pre-Grammy Gala and Salute to Industry Icons on Saturday (February 9) at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 34-year-old singer helped pay tribute to his mentor L.A. Reid, who was the honoree that evening. He also met up with Sean Combs at the event.

Ciara, Ellie Goulding, Ashanti, and Janelle Monae were all spotted adding glamor to the red carpet at the gala.

FYI: Ciara is wearing a Halston dress. Ellie is wearing Greymer shoes.

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Britney Spears & Demi Lovato: 'X Factor' Finale Red Carpet!

Britney Spears hops out of her car and waves to fans while arriving on the red carpet at The X Factor Season 2 Finale on Thursday (December 20) at CBS Television City in Los Angeles.

The 31-year-old judge wore a Bottega Veneta dress, YSL shoes, Neil Lane earrings, and Gabriela Artigas rings.

Britney was joined on the red carpet by her fellow judges Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato (with contestant CeCe Frey), and L.A. Reid, as well as hosts Khloe Kardashian and Mario Lopez.

Make sure to find out who was crowned the winner of The X Factor!

20+ pictures inside of Britney Spears and Demi Lovato on the red carpet… More Here! »

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Demi Lovato & Fifth Harmony: 'X Factor' Finale Party!

Demi Lovato hits the red carpet at the X Factor Season Finale Night 1 Party on Wednesday (December 19) at CBS Television City in Los Angeles.

The 20-year-old judge was joined by all-girl group Fifth Harmony, their mentor Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid and his contestant Tate Stevens.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Demi Lovato

In case you missed it, watch Fifth Harmony‘s performance of “Give Your Heart A Break” with Demi herself.

Make sure to watch the results show tonight on Fox at 8/7c to find out who wins!

FYI: Demi is wearing Karen London‘s Stronger Than You Know necklace.

15+ pictures inside of Demi Lovato and others at the X Factor Finale PartyMore Here! »

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L.A. Reid Leaving 'X Factor' After Season 2

L.A. Reid will not be returning to The X Factor for the show’s upcoming third season.

“I have the utmost respect for Simon Cowell,” the 56-year-old judge said (via THR). “He is the very best, and I have had the opportunity to learn so much from him. Working with him on X Factor has been a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I’m honored to have sat on the panel with such incredible talent.”

“Of course I will miss the show; In my opinion Simon attracts the best talent,” L.A. added. “But I’m looking forward to getting back to my core business and the responsibility of running Epic Records.”

ARE YOU SAD that L.A. Reid is leaving The X Factor?

Britney Spears & Demi Lovato: 'X Factor' Viewing Party!

Britney Spears and Demi Lovato attend a viewing party to celebrate the top four on The X Factor at Mixology on Thursday (December 6) in West Hollywood, Calif.

The 31-year-old pop star and the 20-year-old “Give Your Heart a Break” singer were joined by their fellow judges Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid, as well as hosts Khloe Kardashian and Mario Lopez (with new wife Courtney Mazza).

The top four contestants Tate Stevens, Carly Rose Sonenclar, Emblem3, and Fifth Harmony were also in attendance.

FYI: Britney is wearing a Christopher Kane dress and Prada shoes.

30+ pictures inside of Britney Spears, Demi Lovato, and others at the X Factor viewing party… More Here! »

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