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Label drops X-factor star James Arthur following homophobic rap

Label drops X-factor star James Arthur following homophobic rap

LAST UPDATED // Monday, 07 April 2014 10:13 Written by // Cec Busby

Simon Cowell’s record label. Syco. is rumoured to have dropped X Factor UK winner James Arthur, following a series of controversies including the release of a homophobic rap track by the singer last year.

Arthur who won X Factor in 2012,  is due to drop a new album, All the World’s a Stage, later this month, but the singer has come under fire yet again for explicit lyrics and song themes which reportedly glamorise drug use and terrorism.

Arthur has defended the track in question, 'Follow the Leader' saying he drew inspiration from Eminem’s 'Stan' and took to twitter to say it was not promoting terrorism.

 Controversy first struck the singer in November of last year when he released a track which included homophobic slurs such as ‘you fucking queer’.  

Cowell is yet to confirm whether Syco has dropped Arthur from the label.


Cec Busby

Cec Busby

Cec Busby is the news editor of SX and GayNewsNetwork.com.au.

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