Linda Perry Dared “American Idol” To Hire Her Because She’s “Fed Up With That Shit”

February 9, 2021 / Posted by:

Musical artiste and producer, Linda Perry of 4 Non Blondes, has worked with all the big names like Dolly Parton, P!nk, Alicia Keys, Gwen Stefani, Christina Aguilera, etc, etc. And while she had her own short-lived music-talent reality series on VH1, Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project, she’s never made it into the mainstream of Build-A-Pop-Star competition shows. Well, she wants to change that. Linda spoke with Yahoo! Entertainment and challenged American Idol to hire her because she’s “a star” and she’s “fed up with that shit.” Put that on my epitaph: “I’m a star and I’m fed up with this shit.”

During a virtual panel about her career for the SCAD ATVfest, Linda Perry dared American Idol to call her because they need her as a judge (the current judging line-up includes Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Luke Bryan):

“I’m a star, and I wish American Idol, I wish and pray to God right now, that they would just call me and put me on that show, because I am fed up with that shit… I’m fed up with it…You put me on for one show, and I’ll show you what “reality” TV really is and what giving kids actual information and critiques and helping them go to the next level really looks like and sounds like. Because what you’re doing, it’s only for yourself. It’s only for the judges. It has nothing to do with those poor kids that are putting themselves out there. They’ll be walking away with nothing. I’ll tell you that they’re walking away losers, no matter who wins.”

LMAO! They’re all losers, she said. Paula Abdul can’t name one winner of the Idol reboot, so Linda’s right. And Linda is fine with being cast as the mean judge:

“I am the mean one! Because you know what “mean” actually is, right? It means it’s being the honest one. You’re the honest one, so you’re the “villain.” You’re the “mean guy,” because everybody else is lying and they’re trying to make themselves look good on TV and crying and having these emotional breakthroughs or breakdowns or whatever you want to call it.”

But don’t worry Linda doesn’t want to be a bitch just for shits and giggles, only when it helps someone grow:

“Putting somebody down and not giving them a reason why is a problem for me. If we are really trying to help these kids, I would say, “Listen, I get it. I see your passion. I see you want to do this. But here’s the deal. You’re a bar band. You’re not going to go anywhere, because you don’t have the personality that it takes.” Talent is one thing. But having charisma and rock-star personality, that’s a whole other thing. These two go hand-in-hand. So if you just “got talent,” that’s not enough. You gotta have a personality.”

I absolutely need these people to cast Linda because I need to see her say to someone “You have no charisma” to their faces because it “helps.” Linda also dragged the talent from the root, saying she would be able to find real potential stars.

“These people that they are pulling off of the streets that look like anybody, they’re not going to go anywhere, because those are the only people they can get. … The Patti Smiths, Rolling Stones, they’re not the kinds of kids that are going to be waiting in line to get on American Idol. It’s all the rejects… their moms are telling them they’re popular or they sound great. It’s the non-starters that make it on American Idol. Now, if I were a judge on American Idol, they would get actually better people… Put me on. I dare you, American Idol.”

Meanwhile, the promo for American Idol’s new season, which debuts on Sunday, is trying hard to get people to watch by previewing an audition from Kellyanne Conway’s 16-year-old daughter Claudia Conway:

I don’t know if Linda really wants in on this mess and their carousel of stunts. Remember when Katy Perry “collapsed?” Take former judge Mariah Carey‘s advice: Stay away from American Idol!


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