Simon Cowell has been teamed up with Little Mix since they won The X Factor U.K. in 2011, but over the weekend, the news broke that Cowell's Syco Music was no longer working with the girl group. In a new interview with The Sun published Tuesday (Nov. 13), Cowell told his side of the story, explaining that it was due to a rift with Little Mix's management company over a songwriting credit, not with the girls themselves.
“It was just embarrassing but, funnily enough, I was more annoyed, again, not about me, but about the fact people who had worked so hard in my company were being misrepresented," Cowell said of his issues with Modest Management. "Why do artists think they’re more important than staff members? They’re not. They’re the same."