We might have forgotten about Simon Cowell’s tongue lashing a few years back but Beyonce probably hasn’t — mainly because she was the subject of the ‘talentless’ rant. “I find the whole thing mystifying. She’s not sexy, she hasn’t got a great body and she’s not a great singer,” Cowell told Esquire. According to the Daily Express, Simon had to eat those very words when forced to ask the “I Am…Sasha Fierce” singer to perform on the ‘The X-Factor.’ In fact, Simon had at least two people to apologize to as Beyonce’s father, Matthew Knowles rang in him in stating “Simon wouldn’t know a hit song, image or talent if it hit him in the face.” There is no official confirmation of said apology, however, the UK’s Daily Express says ‘Sasha Fierce’ demanded an apology before ‘putting a ring’ on that stage. Knowing Cowell, the same judge who has told numerous contestants to keep their day job or worse on American Idol, DE says Cowell only backed down after producers practically demanded a big star to raise the season’s ratings, especially after Britney Spears’ unfavorable performance. Insiders say the only performer with that kind of pulling power was Beyonce’. A source close to Beyonce even admits: âItâs debatable whether sheâd have agreed to the X Factor at all if she didnât have a CD to promote. âThereâs been bad blood between her entire family and Cowell ever since his ridiculous rant in Esquire. Believe me, it took a lot of apologizing on his part to swing it. At the end of the day, she realized she has a big fan base in Britain. Sheâs appearing for them, not for Simon Cowell.” There you have it. Simon Cowell apologizing, can we get that on tape ?