Jedward accused Simon Cowell of attempting to “remove their legacy” after one of their most iconic tracks was taken from streaming.
The singing twins – real names John and Edward Grimes – have taken to Twitter to accuse the music mogul of removing their cover of Vanilla Ice’s Under Pressure.
Jedward played Under Pressure on The X Factor in 2009 in a performance that made television history, and went on to release the track as a single which ranked No. 2 in the UK.
Drama: Jedward accused Simon Cowell of trying to ‘remove their legacy’ after one of their most iconic tracks was pulled from streaming
Referring to their common Twitter account, Jedward wrote: “Yo @SimonCowell and @SonyMusicUK
Why did you remove our iconic debut single Under Pressure Ice Ice baby from all streaming platforms and delete the official music video?
“This is our heritage! we are scandalized that it is part of pop culture! We demand an answer! ‘
Despite Jedward’s accusations, Under Pressure continues to be available for streaming on Spotify.
A source close to Simon told MailOnline: “We have no control over this or how it happened. “
Annoyed: The duo accused the music mogul of being responsible for removing the single from streaming, just days after it was revealed they had bought Sony Music
Raging: Jedward went to Twitter to share his anger, claiming that the video for their song had also been deleted
Odd: Despite Jedward’s accusations, Under Pressure continues to be available to stream on Spotify
Just days after Simon bought out Sony Music Entertainment’s stake in their 15-year joint venture, Simon gave him full control of his TV shows.
The new music mogul deal, which was made for an undisclosed amount, will allow candidates for shows like the X Factor and Got Talent franchises to have more freedom in the record companies they sign with. the rest of the agreements.
However, while Simon retains the television rights, Sony will continue to own the rights to the music assets entirely.
Iconic: Jedward interpreted Under Pressure during Queen Week on The X Factor, causing the backlash of certain viewers while they were performing the version recorded by Vanilla Ice
Jedward performed Under Pressure during Queen Week on The X Factor, eliciting reactions from some viewers as they performed a cover of the version recorded by Vanilla Ice.
The pair were eventually knocked out in week seven, but released Under Pressure as a single which also reached number one in their native Ireland.
John and Edward also represented their home country in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2011, finishing in eighth place, and also appeared the following year finishing in 19th place.
In recent years, Jedward has continued to record and release new music, and has also appeared on Celebrity Big Brother in 2011 and 2017.
Last month it was revealed that the duo were isolating themselves with actress Tara Reid, whom they had met at the CBB house.
Flashback: The Irish twins first appeared on Celebrity Big Brother in 2011 and 2017
Sharing a snap on Instagram, Tara wrote the caption, “I’m so happy to be with my best friends John and Edward @jepicpics, thank god they are with me during my quarantine experience. “
“It wouldn’t have been the same without them, we all care about you.”
The Irish pop duo currently live in Tara’s penthouse in Los Angeles and Tara said they are using the time to work on new materials.
She told Digital Spy: “We are all artists. John and Edward, you should see the songs they’re writing right now.
Protecting themselves: Last month it was revealed that the duo were isolating themselves with actress Tara Reid, who they had met at the CBB house.