James Arthur: ‘I Respect Matt Cardle'
EXCLUSIVE! But J-Arth says Matt needs to bring himself down a peg or two…
Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 11:18
Speaking exclusively to MTV News UK, the 2012 X Factor winner told us: “I love to wind him up I think it’s actually hilarious.
"I never ever singled Matt Cardle out and the reasons I keep saying ridiculous things back in this feud is because actually it’s funny to me because I never said anything to [him].
“I never said anything about him, and he came out and said I offended him, his dog his cat, his twice removed cousin from Israel so like, I was just like ‘chill out mate’.”
The Impossible singer continued: “I respect him I respect anyone who’s creative and puts themselves out there but if you’re gonna go and take yourself too seriously and say I’ve offended your f**king goldfish because I’ve said that not every winner has brought out great music, he needs to bring himself down a peg or two.”
Arthur, who’s new single You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Loves You is currently battling it out with Lorde’s Royals for this Sunday’s No.1 spot, said of the New Zealander’s track: “It’s a freak song that’s come out of nowhere. It knocked Katy Perry off the No.1 spot in America and she’s sold millions of records so I’m in no way ashamed to come second to a track like that.
“The achievement is being in the Top 5 and we’re still in with a shot of No.1 so I’m really pleased with it.”
By Michael Pell @mtvuknews
This article ©2013 MTV Networks Europe. All rights reserved. Any reporting on this interview (including quoting therefrom) must credit MTV News UK as the source.
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