Plan B: ‘I Was 40 Grand In Debt Before ‘Strickland Banks’ Album’
With a thriving career in music, acting and more recently directing, Plan B recently spoke about the vast contrast of his past, admitting that before his album ‘The Defamation of Strickland Banks’ was released he was £40,000 in debt. The album featured numerous hits, from ‘She Said’, ‘Prayin’, ‘Love Goes Down’ to ‘Stay Too Long’…
Plan B, aka Ben Drew, told BBC Newsbeat: "I didn't start making any money from live shows until about two years ago.
“I was 40 grand in debt before Strickland Banks come out. So the first Strickland Banks tour I did I was in debt."
He continued: "People see you on film posters and they see your album out… [They] see your videos and think you're making money. A massive misconception."
As well as taking himself out of debt, the rapper, singer and songwriter has also spoke about settling down. According to The Metro, the 29-year-old said: “I believe in having the wife and kids.”
He concluded: “I need to find a house, I’ve been renting for two years and it’s just a waste.”
You can see Plan B perform live next year as he gears up to tour the UK for 11 shows from next February.
Words: Maz Khan (@Mazhalima)