James Arthur Slams Justin Bieber And Zayn Malik As Copycats
He also took a swipe at Ed Sheeran, Ellie Goulding and Sam Smith
James Arthur has slammed Justin Bieber and Zayn Malik for copying his music style.
The controversial 2012 X Factor winner thinks his pop rivals are jealous of his success and trying to copy him.
The 29-year-old even said he did some research to find out if the other singers had been listening to his music – and he claims one of them had.
“I think Justin Bieber and Zayn have both been listening to me a lot and they basically wanna be me,” he bragged to The Sun.
“There’s a couple of tracks of Zayn’s where he ad libs,” he continued.
"I asked Louis Tomlinson whether he’s been listening to me and he said ‘Yeah, he’s been lurking’,” he claims.
James will be releasing a new single called Can I Be Him which might further explain his views on this topic – meanwhile he has also turned on some other chart topping stars to suggest they owe their success to being from wealthy backgrounds.
“I’m not saying none of these guys are talented, but people think Ed Sheeran crawled off a couch and lived on the street or something but him, Ellie Goulding . . . they all come from Suffolk, Surrey, Richmond . . . they come from support,” he ranted.
"I think Sam Smith’s dad got a huge loan or something to help his career. Those things can help artists get attention but I guess my song Say You Won’t Let Go proved it’s about the song,” he said.
After all, appearing on a talent show like The X Factor OBVIOUSLY isn’t short cut to success *rolls eyes*.
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