The 2006 X Factor winner sent her mentor a message after leaving Sony because she didn’t want him to try to talk her out of it.
Comparing the separation to dumping a boyfriend Leona admitted: “I was nervous about telling Simon. In fact I texted him first because I was too nervous to call him.
“I’m not going to say exactly what Simon said but he was definitely a little disappointed I chose to leave. It was too late for him to persuade me though. I had already made up my mind.”
Thankfully King Cowell has forgiven LeLe already though.
She added: “Simon is genuinely supportive and will always be instrumental in my career. I will still ask his advice.
“He told me the reason X Factor went to the US was because it had produced an international artist. I’m proud of coming from that show and Simon and I will always have a special bond.”
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