Katy Perry, Simon Cowell: The ‘American Idol’ Scandals They Want Us To Forget

“It took me about two weeks to get into it because I told myself I am never going to tell some young girl who can’t sing that she ‘can’t sing get the [expletive] out of here’ like that other guy,” Tyler told Rogan, clearly referencing previous judge Simon Cowell, who was infamously acerbic to contestants. “I didn’t have it in me,” Tyler explained, adding, “They [the producers] would say to me, ‘Come on man, take it up a notch.’” Tyler admitted that the producers “got me a couple of times,” but that overall he just didn’t feel right being overly mean to untalented hopefuls just for entertainment purposes.

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