Factoring in a bit of Spice
flown my team over from L.A. I’m very opinionated and I’m very honest but I’m not mean.’’
Brown’s candour got her into trouble even before The X Factor had started.
In August she slammed Keating, Sebastian and Bassingthwaighte for being dishonest and boring.
Brown doesn’t shy away from that assessment.
‘‘ In the beginning, some of the judges weren’t as honest as they should have been,’’ she says. ‘‘ They were saying one thing and then when the camera was off they would say the real thing.
‘‘ I think the (Australian) public have appreciated my honesty. ( Over the years) I have learnt to be tactful. Sometimes back in the day I was too brutally honest.
‘‘ Sometimes I get a bit arrogant and I don’t even listen to what they (judges) say. Anyway, what I say is far more important than what they say.’’
What sort Brown?
Turns out she isn’t scary but she does have some firm rules when it comes to raising daughters Phoenix, Angel and Madison as well as seven-yearold step-daughter Giselle.
‘‘ I’m a very strict parent,’’ Brown says. ‘‘ You’ve got to get As and Bs at school otherwise there’s no vacation or play dates.
‘‘ I’m also big on manners. You have to have your kids say their pleases and thankyous. Stephen and I are sticklers for that.
‘‘ The last thing I want my kids to be is one of those bratty rude (showbiz) kids.’’
is The X Factor finale, Channel 7, Tuesday, 7.30pm
The sex factor: Brown sexing things up on stage.