John Legend: Britney Spears and Demi Lovato Aren’t Singers

When did John Legend start blasting people with “talent”? Maybe it’s the fact that he needs press for his soon to launch reality singing competition “Duets.”

Nonetheless, John Legend had some not too friendly words for recently appointed X Factor judges Britney Spears and Demi Lovato during an interview with E! Wednesday.

“It should be very interesting,” Legend said of Simon Cowell’s X Factor picks. “I don’t have much to say. It’s interesting when people are judging singing competitions when they aren’t really singers. It’s interesting.”

Not nice.

As previously reported, John Legend joined the series replacing previously announced ‘Duets’ judge Lionel Richie.

Also featuring Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Nettles and Robin Thicke as mentors, ‘Duet’s premieres Thursday, May 24 on ABC.