Whinging N-Dubz ‘star’ Dappy reckons that it’s “unfair” that X Factor wannabes become famous overnight.
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TULISA Contostavlos’s N-Dubz bandmate Dappy has branded it “unfair” that X Factor contestants find instant fame – while he struggled for seven years for recognition.
The rapper, 24, says acts on the show have it too easy and that he was once so desperate to make it that he PAID someone to ask for his autograph.
But Dappy, who has now launched a solo career, says he plans to use his cousin’s place on the judging panel to his advantage.
He is going to record a track with her and their fellow N-Dubz singer Fazer and perform it on the new series which starts on ITV1 this month.
Hat-wearing Dappy – who is promoting his first single No Regrets – blasted the show for making people famous without any effort.
He said: “For X Factor, you have to stand in a queue and you’re not famous but after that first audition you get people coming up to you asking for pictures for the next six months – whether you win or lose. So you’re famous coming out of that one audition. The broadcasting is massive for that.
“The point is, we have to struggle for what, six or seven years just to get two people to come up to us and ask us for a picture.”
Recalling the embarrassing lengths he went to, Dappy admitted to TV Biz: “I had this girlfriend once upon a time and I went to meet her at the airport.
“I paid this boy five pounds for him to come up to me and ask me for an autograph in front of her. How about that?”
Dappy slammed flopstars like Wagner who find fame through the show.
He said: “Wagner is a great man but talent-wise he hasn’t really got any. But women come up to him and ask him for pictures – I mean what is going on? I’m not jealous of Wagner. I love Wagner.
“But it’s not fair that people like us, we struggle how many years trying to get success? These people go and do one or two auditions and they come back famous for six or seven months – just like that.
“And it’s a dream come true for them, just because of the coverage.”
Dappy admitted that going up against the X Factor juggernaut in the charts was scary. He said: “We’re all fighting to get to the same place in the chart. When X Factor come out I got slightly intimidated, like, ‘Oh boy I can’t really release a record right now, can’t we push it back a little bit more?’.”
But while he is happy to use the show to promote his music he says he WON’T be a guest judge or helper to Tulisa – as he would be “too brutal”.
He said: “If I think you’re cr**, I’m going to say to you ‘you’re cr**’.”
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