Estelle has some strong opinions on the increasingly "blue-eyed" face of soul music. She has been commenting on fellow Brits Duffy and Adele and their media dominance in the UK, making headlines across the pond earlier this year for denouncing them as soul musicians. Estelle has strong feelings about press fixation on white soul singers and rightfully wonders why black soul singers aren't being highlighted equally. She really doesn't mince words about her contemporaries or the situation. Tell 'em why you mad, Estelle!
"[She] ain't soul. She sounds like she heard some Aretha
records once and she's got a deeper voice - that don't mean she's soul."
On soul music:
"As a songwriter, I get what they do. As a black person, I'm like: you're
telling ME this is MY music? F*** that! They keep trying to tell me in the
media what soul music is and I'm like, we KNOW what soul music is, stop
f****** around with us! You're taking the piss out of every black person in
quotes were reposted in response to the news that Estelle, Duffy and
Adele have all been nominated for the MOBO (Music of Black Origin) Best
UK Female Award. Estelle was also nominated for four other awards. [TO/BBC]