There is a voice of reason on “The X Factor” and her name is Kelly Rowland.
The former Destiny’s Child beauty spoke with our very own Diana Madison on “The Lowdown” at Riviera 31 at Sofitel Hotel in Los Angeles to find out what it takes to compete on the singing competition and what Simon is really like when the cameras are off.
“He’s actually really construct–” Kelly said, before cutting herself short, and telling it like it is: “He’s harsh.”
“But there’s a method to his madness,” Kelly explained, “which is what you kind of have to respect.”
Will that straight-shooting attitude translate to his upcoming gig as a father? Simon’s expecting his first child, a boy, with girlfriend Lauren Silverman; Diana asked Kelly if she thinks her co-judge will make a good parent.
“I do,” Kelly told us. “The interesting part is hearing him say that he’s not going to change diapers. Sike!”
On Simon saying he’ll name his child after himself, Kelly just shook her head.
“I don’t know what the sex of the baby is, but I’ll say whatever it is: Just let the baby be!” Kelly said. “Don’t let her name be Simone, or if it’s a boy Simon. Can you just give them their own identity?”
Get the entire “Lowdown” on Kelly’s “X Factor” season here: