Estelle's new American boy

'American Boy' singer Estelle has hinted she has a US love interest

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Estelle's new American boy

Estelle has a new boyfriend.

The British hinted she has a new man in her life backstage at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles last night (08.02.09) - just before she won the prize for Best Rap Song Collaboration for 'American Boy', her duet with Kanye West.

When asked if she had found her own American boy, the British singer said: "I think I have but I'm not telling you who he is."

While the identity of her new beau is a mystery, Estelle was happy to speak about the inspiration for her hit song.

She said: "I was in the studio in Miami two years ago, and there were lots of pretty American men in the studio.

"I was sitting there like, 'What can I write about on this beat. I love the beat.' My producer was like, 'What about American boys? They're kind of lining up looking at you.' So we did it.

"I didn't think it was gonna make the album. I was like, 'If this doesn't come out, I'll bootleg it in Ibiza and I'll be out there performing it for two years.' So it kind of shocked me."

Estelle was thrilled with her Grammy win, and was equally ecstatic when Jennifer Hudson - whose mother, brother and nephew were murdered last October - won the Best R'n'B Album category.

She added: "Other than myself, I was happy Jennifer Hudson won. The chick is brave.

"I think what's happened to her recently, if that had happened to me, I would have just gone and hid for two years. And she came back out like, 'Nope, this is what I'm here for.' And she sang and killed it and won an award."

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