Simon Cowell is setting the record straight after a tabloid article claiming that he had called Pop superstars Beyonce and Lady Gaga “boring” spread like wildfire on the web this week.

Reps for the “X Factor” judge told Radar Online: “This was completely misreported. It’s the complete opposite in fact. Simon is a massive fan of both and he always refers to them as amongst the artists he most admires. He thinks they are two of the most interesting, talented and relevant artists today.”

Simon Cowell himself had nothing but nice things to say about both superstars, telling Radar: “It’s like they’ve all been bred to take over the world and dominate everything in entertainment. They are unbelievable, these girls.”

About Beyonce, he said, she’s “the biggest star we’ve seen in 20 years; we’re seeing sort of the rise of the super female pop star. It’s like a different breed. Beyoncé has that.”

As for Gaga, Cowell said he thinks she “has the X Factor. She’s smart … [and] has real ambition. She is a total, utter star … You have to be open and embrace this level of expression. You hope to God that you can find someone like her.”

About Gaga, he continued, “I think somebody like Lady Gaga defines exactly what we’re looking for. She’s both talented and interesting. She’s worked it all out for herself. You never get the feeling somebody is controlling her.”

Glad Simon cleared all of that up!

Catch Simon Cowell, along with Paula Abdul, L.A. Reid and Nichole Scherzinger on the new hit talent competition series “The X Factor,” airing Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8/7c on FOX.