Posted: 19 March, 2015 by Web Guy Josh

Natalia Kills Breaks Silence On X Factor Scandal

Tags: Scoopla, Stars, Natalia Kills, Willy Moon, Joe Irvine, The X Factor NZ, X Factor, Natalie Bassingthwaighte

Natalia Kills has spoken out for the first time about the shocking attack on The X Factor New Zealand contestant Joe Irvine and gave some pretty interesting answers!

The incident went global after the British singer slammed the hopeful star as "creepy" and "disgusting", ultimately getting her and husband Willy Moon fired from the show.  


Natalie Bassingthwaighte, has just revealed that she'll be joining our neighbours across the ditch to replace Natalia Kills on The X Factor NZ.

The seasoned The X Factor Australia judge took to Instagram to make the exciting announcement, captioning her post: “So this just happened. NEW JUDGE ON X FACTOR NEW ZEALAND is........ ME!!! @xfactornz.”

So this just happened.. NEW JUDGE ON X FACTOR NEW ZEALAND is........,, ME!!! @xfactornz

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Joining Stan Walker and Melanie Blatt on the panel, and replacing Kill's husband Willy Moon, will be drummer Shelton Woolright from Kiwi band I am Giant.


Arriving in LA recently with her man by her side, Kills wished Joe and her boys category "all the best on the show."

She shot down rumours that this is all a big publicity stunt and says there isn't a "manufactured conspiracy theory" behind it.

"There’s really nothing to it," she said. "I’m a wife, my husband is my husband, we’re employed to do a job, we’re passionate about music."

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When asked by the paparazzi if she thought they were being treated unfairly, the 28-year-old gave a bit of a cryptic answer:

"I love my husband with all my heart, we stick together no matter what. There are many sides to this story and I’m not about to get an entire industry in trouble that has been going on for years and years entertaining the masses."

Kills, who snogged her hubby for cameras, dodged all questions about whether she regretted bullying Joe or if she wanted to apologise to the contestant.

And her spokesperson isn't exactly helping the situation, with a statement that implies her client has absolutely no regrets.

"She stands by what she said," Kills' rep told The Mirror. "[Natalia] just speaks from the heart and says what she feels. That's just how she is."

Many on social media have also slammed the singer for using the situation as an opportunity to shamelessly plug her song, Problem.

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Tags: Scoopla, Stars, Natalia Kills, Willy Moon, Joe Irvine, The X Factor NZ, X Factor, Natalie Bassingthwaighte

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