The fiery judge was seen leaving auditions in San Francisco, California, after a spat with Jackson and fellow American Idol star Paula Abdul in a pre-taped segment of the talent contest which aired on Wednesday night (25JAN06) across America.
And now Jackson has had enough of his petulant pal and he's urging him to stop walking out on the show when things don't go his way.
Jackson fumes, "It's something woman would do... He left, went to the hotel, got his bags, hired his own jet to get back to LA. That was crazy.
"If you can't take the heat stay out of the kitchen."