It looks like Alexandra’s ‘explosive’ interview with Marie Claire hasn’t gone down too well on the home front!
Melissa Bell, a singer with Eighties group Soul II Soul – spoke out just days after X Factor winner Alexandra, 21, attacked her in an interview.
Alexandra claimed Melissa was filled with jealousy after Alexandra won the ITV show and then went on to have a Christmas No1 with Hallelujah, her only hit so far.
But seriously-ill Melissa, 45, said the hurtful accusations are totally untrue.
“It’s all very upsetting,” she told the Sunday Mirror. “And she’s not even a success herself yet. I hope she is, but we don’t even know how her follow-up single is going to do.”
Melissa, who suffers from kidney disease, has also rubbished Alexandra’s claim that she was kicked out of home at 16.
She added: “I have certain rules. In Caribbean families you have to respect your parents. She needed to experience life, to see if the grass is greener – and she did. I don’t know where she went but the door was always open.”
Soul II Soul had a British No 1 with Keep On Moving in 1989. They were also a huge success in America, where they won a Grammy Award.
But last week Alexandra claimed mum Melissa, now living on benefits in a council house in North London, was finding it hard in her shadow.
In the interview with Marie Claire magazine, Alexandra said: “Soul II Soul didn’t last as long as she wanted. Then I get this big new show, I win it and it’s weird for her.” Continue Reading…..
What a sad sad state of affairs.
This post is dedicated to Reggae/Dancehall hits from the 1990s.
Frighty & Colonel Mite – ‘Life Is What You Make It’ (1990)
I haven’t heard this track in YEARS!!! I didn’t even know they made a video! Wow memories! [Thanks Nessa]
Patra – ‘Dip & Fall Back’
I was never a big Patra fan but I liked this track.
Cutty Ranks – ‘Who Seh Me Done’ and ‘Limb By Limb’ (1992)
I used to listen to both tracks every morning before I went to school!
Super Cat – ‘Don Dada’ (1992)
Shabba Ranks – Trailer Load Of Girls (1991)
Another classic! Oh Shabba.. what a handsome man…