Posted: July 20, 2012 at 6:16 pmAUTHOR: SheiFunmi
Rapper, Ben Drew, also known as Plan B, has uttered some disparaging statement about the X Factor USA claiming the show brings on celebrities to boost their image.
Also stating further that the show is not a good platform to showcase his artistic skills neither is he interested in boosting his celebrity status.
”No disrespect to anyone involved in those shows but all they do is boost your profile as a celebrity. There are a lot of pop acts with just a pretty face and a half-decent voice. They don’t even write their own s**t,” he said to Shortlist magazine.
Ben reiterated that appraisal of his skills should come from established names in the industry.
‘I want people like [Jay-Z] to come to me and say, ‘I like what you’re doing, let’s collaborate.’ Otherwise, I’d just be licking their arse.
”People stop me in the street and say, ‘I make music too – let’s collaborate.’ I’m like, ‘I don’t know who the f**k you are, mate. You just want to ride off my success.’
”Music should be a personal thing; the minute you start thinking, ‘Who can I get in with?’ you’re basically saying you don’t give a f**k about artistic expression. You only give a f**k about money.”
”I’m lucky enough to have a gift that allows me to create things from nothing: music, films, fictional characters. Others don’t have that, so their work goes into their image as a celebrity. So, if I have a gift like this, wouldn’t I be neglecting it if I appeared on a show like ‘The X Factor’?”Jul 20, 2012