I loved Mutya's suff when she left Sugababes, especially Real GirlAt the end of the day, although she's 30, I get the impression she's like a lost little girl; full of insecurities and maybe a lack of direction. This, of course, doesn't excuse any negative behaviour. I feel that maybe someone closer to home could have stepped in a long time ago and kept her out of the spotlight until she properly addressed some of her issues.
I was rooting for Jesy tbh, I really thought she was gonna come out with something akin to the likes of Mutya Buena's* kinda sound/vibe, I think Jesy's voice would suit that style. I'm just not sure who her targeted audience with that song she released, it kinda comes across as what a young girl imagines when they think of American charts or RnB music. She's done her talent an injustice tbh!
* I'm a big fan of Mutya Buena and am aware she is mixed-race and no one else will ever compare to her in my eyes, but she is a great reference in terms of tone/vocal range
They are a bunch of uneducated imbeciles. Sorry you had to endure that in school. But you are right, to this day there is the mean girl thick as shit clique.If anyone wants an example of how cultural appropriation impacts POC- here’s just 1 example from my life :
I’m from the Middle East, applying henna on hands during celebrations like weddings and other holidays is a custom.
I went to school in Essex. Not Jesy’s school but quite nearby and around the same time, so u can imagine the demographic, social mindset and trends were the same amongst my age group.
One day I rocked up to school with beautiful mahogany intricate henna designs on my palms and back of my hands. A group of white girls (u know the popular clique in the year group, there always was one) saw it and came down on me like an avalanche
“Why u got curry on ur hands babe”
“Does it smell like curry”
“Looks like u wiped ur arse without toilet paper”
Every. Single. Day. Until the henna stain faded, which takes around 2 weeks.
I was so traumatised, that I resorted to wearing gloves even during lessons until my henna stain faded.
Fast forward to present day and I see a fb pik from a group with a couple of the girls tagged on a holiday to Marrakech. Hands adorned in henna, wearing Arabic outfits whilst sipping cocktails on desert safari.
Imagine my fury, of the pain and torment I felt about my culture at the behest of these bimbos, only for them a few years later to wear it bcoz it’s a fashionable trend now.
my culture isn’t a fucking aesthetic. My skin colour isn’t a fucking aesthetic.
It fucking disgusts me how some people are so ignorant, rude, and hateful.They are a bunch of uneducated imbeciles. Sorry you had to endure that in school. But you are right, to this day there is the mean girl thick as shit clique.
But her label won't be happy with that based on all the money they've spent on her. Has any ex band member had such a car crash debut? I've got whiplash at how quickly it all went wrongAnnoyingly, her song is rising on Spotify and is still #8 on Apple Music. I guess this means she'll debut in the Top5 this week
The only good thing about the last sugababes lineup was the hilarious moment when Cheryl tweedy met her sister backstage and said "are you the new sugababes mum?"Mutya was a legend. Sugababes were criminally underrated (and unpopular opinion I loved all line ups except the last one)