Simon Cowell to hold crisis talks with James Arthur

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This article is from 2014.

Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell insists he hasn't dropped James Arthur from his record label but is planning to sit down with him to discuss his future soon.

Simon Cowell is set to hold crisis talks with James Arthur.

The 54-year-old music mogul has denied dropping the controversial 'X Factor' winner from his record label, but admits the troublesome star - who was reportedly fired for rapping about a terrorist attack on his upcoming mixtape - needs to "calm down", and he is planning to hold a meeting with the 'Get Down' crooner soon.

Speaking at the launch of the new series of 'Britain's Got Talent' in London today (09.04.14), Simon told BANG Showbiz: "I think him and I need to sit down and have a conversation, to be honest.

"I haven't phoned him but I'm going to have to sit down with him. Apart from anything else, this silly 'You said this, I said this...', it's all nonsense. He's just got to calm down a bit."

Simon also addressed the 26-year-old singer's jibes on Twitter towards his management and publicity teams, insisting James is entitled to his opinion but ought to "relax".

He reasoned: "On one side it's annoying [as a label executive], on the other side it's like, you know what, he's entitled to say whatever he wants to say.

"What I would say to him is to put things into perspective: you won a show, you wouldn't have got a record deal - probably - without the show, you've sold a ton of records, you're famous. Just go in the studio and make a great record. Relax."

This article is from 2014.

James Arthur

The singer and winner of the ninth series of The X Factor takes his 'The Story So Far' tour on the road.

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