Labrinth: "Simon Cowell Is Like Family"

24 December 2011, 09:00 | Updated: 24 December 2011, 10:18

The rapper tells that he refers to The X Factor mogul as Uncle Si.

Labrinth has said Simon Cowell is like a family member to him.

The X Factor boss signed the 'Earthquake' rapper to his record label Syco last year, making him the first non-X Factor star on the roster.

Speaking to Capital FM, Labrinth said he is so close to Simon that he calls him Uncle Si.

"He's like a family member he's so cool man," he said. "He's a really nice guy. I think he just puts on this little façade but he's a cool dude.”

Meanwhile, Labrinth is set to release his debut album 'Electric Earth' next March. The album will feature his debut single 'Let The Sun Shine' and 'Earthquake' featuring Tinie Tempah.

A host of other artists have been linked to the record, although they have yet to be confirmed.