'Duets' judge John Legend trashes Britney Spears and Demi Lovato

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There have been some pretty noted music rivalries through the years.  Biggie versus Tupac. Eminem versus Moby. Courtney Love versus Dave Grohl. But there's a new one emerging on the horizon - John Legend versus Britney Spears and Demi Lovato.

The judge on the upcoming singing competition "Duets" fired the opening salvo while at a recent red carpet event. It is here that he tells E! that he questions the credibility of the newly-minted "X Factor" panelists.

"It's interesting when people, you know, are judging singing competitions when they aren't really singers," Legend says.

Ouch.

Spears recently signed a contract thought to be in the $15 million range to judge contestants on "X Factor." Lovato, who was a late entrant into the judging derby, inked what is believed to be a deal for about $1 million.

As for Legend, the soulful singer will be joined by Robin Thicke, Kelly Clarkson and Jennifer Nettles on the ABC program. That series kicks off on May 24 at 8 p.m. ET.
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