Leona Lewis: ‘I Could Have Been Like Amy Winehouse’
Leona Lewis has been speaking about her Hackney roots, saying that in order to survive she had to be ‘streetwise’, adding that because of where she is from, it would have been easy for her to turn to substance abuse. She told Fabulous Magazine: "It would have been very easy for me because of where I come from. It would probably have been very easy for me to have been like Amy [Winehouse], but I just wouldn't do that…
"I'm a Hackney girl. I can handle myself. If I was in a club and someone pulled a gun, I would stay calm because it's not out of my world.”
The ‘Trouble’ singer concluded: "I grew up having to be streetwise, having to know how to handle myself."
Leona’s ‘Glassheart’ album is set to be released on October 15.
Words: Maz Khan (@MazHalima)