Plan B no fan of X

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 18 June 2010
Plan B

Plan B

British rapper Plan B - real name Ben Drew - admits he doesn't watch 'X Factor', but agrees it is important for people like Simon Cowell to offer advice to wannabe stars

Plan B is not an 'X Factor' fan.

The British rapper - real name Ben Drew - does not watch the UK TV talent show which discovered Leona Lewis and Alexandra Burke, but would work with music mogul Simon Cowell in the future if it was financially beneficial.

He said: "I don't watch it, but I'm not against it. There are people that are only good at singing and they don't know how to write songs or dress.

"They need people to tell them what to do, so I'm not against it. I'm just against the fact that the music they release has to be so sickeningly s**t. I'd be up for getting involved with Simon Cowell if there was a lot of money there.

"He's making a lot of money and my heart wouldn't be in it but it'd be easy to improve the bulls**t music those guys sing. But I'm busy building my own Simon Cowell-esque empire right now."

The 'End Credits' hitmaker also admits he thinks of himself as one of the "best" music writers in the world.

He added to Shortlist magazine: "Some of the best pop writers in the world can turn their hand to any style and do it in a day, or even four songs in a day, and I'm one of those people."

Plan B

Known to the world as Plan B, Ben Drew burst into the limelight from the streets of East London. Originally making a name for himself as a hip hop artist, his first album, Who Needs Actions When You Got Words, utilised a direct, confrontational approach to tell hard-hitting stories of contemporary urban issues. Content…

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