Snoop Lion: BGT's Gabz is like John Legend

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 30 May 2013
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Snoop Lion says 'Britain's Got Talent' star Gabz is like John Legend, and he has tipped the 14-year-old hopeful to become a global superstar whether she wins the competition or not

Snoop Lion has compared 'Britain's Got Talent' starlet Gabz to John Legend.

The rapper heaped praise on the 14-year-old hopeful - who progressed to the final of the competition on Tuesday (28.05.13) - following her stunning semi-final performance, and he believes US singer/songwriter Legend would be "proud" of her rendition of self-penned rap/singing track 'The One'.

He told Yahoo! omg!: "To write, play, and sing a song like that - at 14 years old was off the schizzle. Gabz had a whole John Legend thing going on about her with the way she plays and sings.

"I have worked with John - and he would have been proud of that performance that she gave."

Regardless of whether Gabz triumphs on the show - whose winner will get to perform in front of Queen Elizabeth at the Royal Variety Performance and win a cash prize of £250,000 - Snoop thinks she will be a worldwide global superstar anyway.

The 41-year-old rapper added: "Maybe she will win - maybe she won't - but I don't think it matters that much for her career.

"Even if she doesn't win then a businessman like Simon Cowell is going to sign her to his record company - because he knows she has the ability to go global and sell records all over the world.

"And in the unlikely event Simon doesn't sign her up - then the biggest names in the world will want her signature.

"I hope she wins the show - but if not her career is going to be big anyway."

However, the teenager nearly didn't even apply for the show as her father Noel Gardiner initially told her she couldn't until she started behaving herself at home.

Speaking on ITV's 'Lorraine', he said: "In fact the first time she said, 'Could I go on it?', I said, 'No,' because she had a bit of attitude at home with us. But she's actually very good at school and very good outside but at home, you know, she's a teenager so she does give us a few problems.

"So she said could she apply and I said 'No, you have to be better.' And then she got better and luckily they extended the deadline and so I said, 'OK you can go on it'."

John Legend

Neo-soul smoothie who was a piano prodigy who played with Lauryn Hill before being discovered by Kanye West.

Snoop Dogg

The rapper known as Snoop Dog, Snoop Lion, Snoopzilla and Snoopadelic performs hip-hop, gangsta rap and reggae.

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