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MTV News Exclusive | We quizzed the Mercy star about Estelle's Comments before her Teenage Cancer Trust show….
Duffy has responded to Estelle’s recent comments claiming the Welsh singer doesn’t represent soul music- in an exclusive chat with MTV News.
The Mercy singer told us: “I don’t wanna stand as a definition of soul music and I don’t think I ever will but there is influence of that in my music.”
She continued: “What you have to remember is a lot of kids don’t know about the great 60s and 70s soul music. So all I can do is channel those influences and interpret it in a contemporary way.”
Last month Estelle told us: “You can’t tell me that you can redefine soul music as Duffy and Adele because I didn’t grow up (with it) and I don’t identify with it.”
Duffy vs Estelle
(Friday April 11, 2008 05:57 PM)
Duffy has defended herself against accusations from Estelle that "she ain't soul".
The Welsh newcomer recently came underfire from her pop rival, who admitted she was angered at the lack of black artists in the British charts.
However she's now responded by claiming Estelle isn't looking hard enough, insisting: "If the talent and the desire is there, I don't really think it matters what colour you are.
"We don't live in the 1950s any more, we're in a multicultural country", continued Duffy in an interview with the BBC.
"So no, I think that's pretty far from the truth, look around and I think you'll see that it (black talent) really does exist", she said.
I'm LOVING "Hanging On Too Long" and "Delayed Devotion" so much right now... they have GOT to be the next two singles (after "Warwick Avenue") and then release "Distant Dreamer" to round things off!
"This time I'm gonna get it right. I'm gonna paint my face like the Guggenheim!"