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‘X Factor' Singer James Arthur ‘Fired By Simon Cowell Over Terrorism Lyrics'

04/06/2014 09:30 am 09:30:58 | Updated 06 April 2014

‘X Factor’ winner James Arthur has been fired by Syco Records boss Simon Cowell, according to reports.

James has apparently pushed things too far and his latest lyrics, which reportedly include a reference to a terrorist act, and Simon has “lost patience” with the Middlesbrough-born singer.

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James Arthur

In mixtape track ‘Follow The Leader’, James raps, “Look at what you do to me, I’m crying over stupid s***, you’re such a f***ing homophobe, wish I’d never let you in, to think that I was thinking maybe I should let you live, I’m gonna blow up your family like I’m a terrorist.”

James has already taken to Twitter to defend the lyrics, stating that they are actually taken from a letter from a “demented fan”.

“The song "follow the leader" from the mixtape is not promoting terrorism, it's a story, a reciting of a Stan Esc letter from a demented fan,” he tweeted.

On another track, James reportedly brags about taking drugs, singing: ““I can smoke my weed, you can drink rosé, all day.”

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Syco Records boss Simon has apparently had enough

This latest incident is another in a long line of mishaps, which have included publicly sacking his PR team via Twitter and becoming embroiled in a row over homophobia when he used a homophobic slur in another rap.

Fellow ‘X Factor’ contestant Rylan Clark previously has defended James, stating that he thinks his pal is “insecure”.

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