Lily: Awards ‘blind’ to black British talent
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.”