L.A. Reid Admits To Calling Lady Gaga's Music 'Disgusting' And Dropping Her From His Label

 @ammiet1a.tate@ibtimes.com on September 19 2012 2:37 PM

Record executive L.A. Reid once called Lady Gaga’s music “disgusting” and now thinks that was the biggest mistake of his life.

The current judge on hit talent competition, “X Factor” spoke to talk show host Ellen DeGeneres about the megastar, who was previously signed to his Epic’s label. He dropped her before any of her music was released. 

Initially, L.A. Reid was shocked when she first performed for him, telling Lady Gaga, "You are going to change music." Yet, when an A&R representative played her demo tape for him, Reid told DeGeneres that he said,"'You know what? This is disgusting', and I dropped her. It was the biggest mistake I ever made in my life,” Reid admits.

L.A. Reid has discovered other superstar artists, such as Usher, when the singer was just 14 years old.

Meanwhile, Gaga has been making headlines this week after a recent concert in Amsterdam, where she appeared to have gained weight, with a visibly fuller face and figure. Recently, Gaga told the Sun newspaper that she has cut down on drinking, so what could be the reason for the additional weight? It could be marijuana use, as Gaga smoked while onstage in Amsterdam, where it is legal. Marijuana has been shown to significantly increase appetite. 

“I want you to know it [marijuana] has totally changed my life and I’ve really cut down on drinking,” the “Born This Way” singer told the Sun.

Check out Lady Gaga smoking marijuana at her concert in Amsterdam below:

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