In an effort to "keep it sexy" insiders joke that L.A. Reid only wants good looking people working in his office at Epic Records. Get the deets inside....
With the premiere of "X-Factor" set to make him a household name, L.A. Reid has taken over Epic Records as CEO, but his arrival didn't come without a list of demands.
A source told the NY Post that L.A. said to a group of label executives, "I don't want no ugly people working here; I only want good-looking people."
While the execs hoped the meeting would be about the label's music artists like Usher and Ciara, they found L.A. using the meeting to focus on "appearances."
"Reid's thing is keeping it sexy," another source said. And one industry vet told the Post,
"He considers himself an artist, which means he expects to be treated like a VIP. He's incredibly difficult, and many people are worried about what will happen when he starts on the judging panel for 'The X Factor.' "
Some say L.A.'s penchant for good looks is what led him to drop Lady GaGa from Island Def Jam back in the day. He allegedly told her, "I don't get you, I don't get your music," and that he didn't think she was good-looking.
Ouch. We'll we see how that turned out. Hopefully he will be a better "judge" of talent on "X-Factor" when it starts on Sept. 21.
A rep for L.A. Reid declined comment.