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

Shape-shifting East London rapper who transformed into a credible old school soul crooner, hip hop artists and film director.

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Tue 1 May

£34.50 / 01702 351135

Colston Hall, Bristol

Wed 2 May

£33 / 0117 922 3686

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Sat 21 Jul

£35 / 01942 725963

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