On "Master Class," the supposedly megalomanical ex-"Idol" judge discussed his many ups and downs, including the disastrous signing of a wannabe Spice Girls ensemble called Girl Thing and the time he left the States with his "tail between his legs" after he initially unsuccessfully pitched "American Idol" in a TV network meeting.
In a bit of shocker, he also advised would-be music biz honchos to "never believe their own hype." (Jennifer Lopez, I sincerely hope you were watching and listening to what the man had to say. As usual, Simon was right here.)
Watch highlights from Simon's "Master Class" episode below. You might even learn something. At the very least, even if you're not missing Simon on "Idol" right now, it'll get you excited all over again for "The X Factor."
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