Lily: Awards ‘blind’ to black Bri­tish tal­ent

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POP star Lily Allen has branded the Brit Awards “too Alan Par­tridge”.

The 30-year-old hit out at this year’s nom­i­nees fol­low­ing a row over the ex­clu­sion of black artists.

In a Face­book rant, the Smile singer said award bosses vote tac­ti­cally to make money, and not on qual­ity of mu­sic.

Lily said this year’s award nom­i­na­tions in­clude sev­eral white pop singers, but no Grime artists such as rap­pers Stor­mzy, Skepta or Lady Leshurr.

She wrote: “The Brit Awards’ blind­ness to black Bri­tish tal­ent goes on, as in­cred­i­ble years for Skepta, Stor­mzy and Lady Leshurr are shunned for mu­sic Alan Par­tridge would ap­prove of.

“Awards mean £££ and pro­mo­tions, I don’t think mu­sic in­dus­try fig­ures even look at artists as artists.”

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