Plan B seeks US solitude

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 31 October 2010
Plan B

Plan B

Plan B isn't interested in cracking the US because he wants to have a place to go where he doesn't get recognised

Plan B doesn't want to crack America - because he wants to be able to go somewhere to escape his fame.

The singer-and-rapper is planning to tour the US in January but isn't bothered if he is a success because he doesn't want to get anymore famous.

Plan B - whose second album 'The Defamation of Strickland Banks' has been a hit across Europe - said: "I'm going to America in January. We gonna do some live shows and just do what we did in the UK and see if they like it. But if they do like it, then I'm worried it could ruin my film. It's like, am I going to go to America and work this record for like another year at the expense of all the new fresh stuff I want to be doing?

I'm about as big as I'm gonna be right now man. I don't want to get any bigger really, at least America is one place I can go if I don't want to be recognised if I just want to be normal. I suppose there's always China."

The musician - who is working on his directorial film debut 'Ill Manors' - claims he has only started being noticed in public in the last few months but he's slowly adjusting to being famous.

He added to BANG Showbiz: "I've only recently started getting recognised when I'm out really. It's not like I'm sick of it yet. It was like I was invisible to the masses before '.Strickland Banks'."

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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