Simon Cowell Shades Britney?

July 2, 2013 By Jordan Miller

Britney and former X Factor confidant Simon Cowell shared a mutual respect for one another, but perhaps he’s a little jaded now that The Queen decided to pursue her music and not re-sign for the latest season of The X Factor.

One contestant during the Long Island auditions last week sang “Toxic,” horribly, leading Simon to compare her awful rendition to Britney.

“I would say… probably sound a little bit too much like the original.”

Not sure if this is a diss, horrible editing or he’s just pressed. Catch it at 0:23.