R&B music legend Patti Labelle is not a fan of the “American Idol” judges. The singer even suggested some of them are unqualified.
During an interview with the Associated Press, Labelle said “Some of the judges, I don’t think they’re qualified to even judge. The comments that were made, they could make you like wanna kill yourself.”
Labelle didn’t reveal which judges she felt were unqualified, but through the process of elimination, we might be able to figure out who she was referring to.
Kara DioGuardi is a successful songwriter. She has written songs for Leona Lewis, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Celine Dion, Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood. Plus, most people don’t know this, but Kara can actually sing too. So, she’s qualified to be a judge.
That leaves us with Randy Jackson and Ellen DeGeneres.
Randy was a member of the group Journey. He played musical instruments for them. But that doesn’t necessarily mean he knows about judging musical talent.
Ellen is a funny comedian, and she has a successful daytime talk show. But that doesn’t necessarily mean she knows about judging musical talent.
So, there you have it. Patti Labelle was probably referring to Ellen and Randy when she said some of the “American Idol” judges were unqualified.
Again, this is just a theory. I’m not 100 percent certain who she was referring to with that comment.