Ashlee Simpson‘s long-awaited follow-up to I Am Me is going to be delayed because she wasn’t want to go head to head on Nov. 27 with American Idol Blake Lewis, 26.

In a moment of the pot calling the kettle black, “Ashlee hates American idol, and thinks the show makes stars of nobodies, taking credibility away from real musicians,” a source told OK! of the former MTV reality star turned pop star.

The source added, “They’re figuring out the release date, but it should be at the end of December. She doesn’t want to compete with crazy Idol fans.”

Although her website simultaneously declares the album’s release date to be November and December. Ashlee’s rep tells OK!, “There was never a date set, so it couldn’t have been pushed back.”

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