Simon Cowell p*ssed off Nicole Scherzinger with this comment about Lewis Hamilton 5 years ago

Simon Cowell p*ssed off Nicole Scherzinger with this comment about Lewis Hamilton

OUCH.

This year's X Factor is reuniting some of the most popular judges including Louis Walsh, Nicole Scherzinger, and Sharon Osbourne.

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However, as always, Simon Cowell aka Mr. Nasty, can be relied on to stir up trouble which he did recently with a comment directed at Nicole.

According to The Mirror,  a singer by the name of Niall Sexton (he must have Irish roots) performed Nicole's song Run with Nicole and Simon having varying opinions about his choice of song.

That's when things took a turn and Simon reportedly made a comment about Nicole's ex-boyfriend, Formula One ace Lewis Hamilton.

It's rather harsh and although the music mogul probably meant it as a joke, it's easy to see why Nicole wouldn't have taken it that way.

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Simon apparently said:

"What’s the song called? Run. Why does it make me think of Lewis Hamilton? He’s fast. Let’s dedicate that to Lewis, shall we?"

Quick to reply, Nicole fired back with an equally sarcastic jibe:

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“Yeah, let’s dedicate those lyrics and that song to Lewis shall we?”

It seems that the comments were made at the boot camp stages of the auditions and after the comment, Simon laughed while Sharon gave the singer a hug.

An insider later told the publication:

"It seemed an ill-timed joke and Sharon seemed to sense Nicole’s unease".

"He was clearly suggesting Lewis ran away from Nicole and split up their relationship".

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Lewis and Nicole were together from 2007 to 2010 before breaking up. They then split up and were together on and off before getting engaged in 2015.

They called off the engagement and went their separate ways in February of last year.

The X Factor returns in a matter of weeks and judging by this incident, there's going to be plenty of drama.