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1 of 1 James Arthur: 'I have people telling me what I can and can't do
James Arthur: 'I have people telling me what I can and can't do"

You're Nobody singer James Arthur has blasted the process behind his self-titled debut album.

The 26-year-old X Factor star insists he wasn't given enough freedom as an artist and the team was motivated by money.

Speaking on Polish TV show Interia, Arthur said: ''I have people telling me what I can and can't do, what music I can and can't make. People who aren't artists don't think about creativity and art, they think about money.

''When you find fame or you get signed to a record label, it's not what you imagined - because you imagined they would have 100 per cent trust or faith in you as an artist. Unfortunately that's not really the case - it's what sells.''

Arthur also attacked The X Factor saying: ''Having watched X Factor over the years, they just haven't got it right. The male winners haven't been believable. They look like puppets, they sound like puppets.

''I happen to agree with a lot of people who say it's like karaoke. I've done it myself watching the show over the years and saying, 'I've seen better down my local pub'.

''Unfortunately, there's a ****-load of karaoke singers in the world and all they can do is make them look like good karaoke singers.''

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