LOOK: Did JAMES ARTHUR Really Bash JUSTIN BIEBER And ZAYN?
The Sun has published an interview with "Say You Won't Let Go" singer-songwriter James Arthur who didn't hold back his thoughts on fellow artists!
First, the former X Factor winner reportedly accused certain male solo artists of copying his sound.
"I think Justin Bieber and Zayn have both been listening to me a lot and they basically wanna be me," he was quoted to have said. "There's a couple of tracks of Zayn's where he ad libs. I asked Louis Tomlinson whether he's been listening to me and he said 'Yeah, he's been lurking.'"
Meanwhile, he had this to say about other British hitmakers: "I'm not saying none of these guys are talented, but people think Ed Sheeran crawled off a couch and lived on the street or something but him, Ellie Goulding... they all come from Suffolk, Surrey, Richmond... they come from support."
"I think Sam Smith's dad got a huge loan or something to help his career. Those things can help artists get attention but I guess my song "Say You Won't Let Go' proved it's about the song.'
But according to James on Twitter, his comments were taken out of context!
An interview I did recently in which I talk about other artists has been completely twisted. So ridiculously out of context. AGAIN.— James Arthur (@JamesArthur23) April 9, 2017
Everyone wants to read someone has "slagged" or "bashed" another person. Come on. This is the world we live in. #LOVE— James Arthur (@JamesArthur23) April 10, 2017
Haha you honestly think I said zayn and Justin bieber want to be me??! Really? And if in a million years I did.. would I not be JOKING?! https://t.co/N3uI2bJNIr— James Arthur (@JamesArthur23) April 10, 2017
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