Last Friday I tuned in to Tonight With Jonathan Ross and watched rapper Tinie Tempah perform with the Gorillaz.
What I witnessed stunned me!
Tinie had turned in to Jay-Z and stole Jay’s stage persona for the evening.
It was actually embarrassing to watch. At one point I kept thinking is Tinie joking? Is he doing this deliberately?
I understand that a lot of UK rappers look up to Jay and cite him as being a major influence, but this was just ridiculous.
[WATCH FROM MARK 3.53]
A word of advice Tinie, if you are going to blatantly mimic another artist then do it in the privacy of your own home (in front of your bedroom mirror) not on national TV.
Whatever happened to being original and developing your own stage persona?
Categories: UK TV