Charlotte Church has criticised Robin Thicke calling him a mediocre artist and hit out at Rihanna for ‘pushing it too far’.

Speaking at the Peel Lecture for BBC Radio 6 Music, the Welsh singer shared her views on the music industry’s attitude towards the roles adopted by female artists.

She singled out Rihanna saying it’s “only a matter of time” until the public turn on her.

Speaking about Rihanna’s new video Pour It Up she said, “The single, like all of Rihanna’s other provocative hits, will make her male writers and producers and record label guys a tonne of money. It is a multibillion dollar business that relies upon short burst messaging to sell product.”

She continued to discuss Thicke’s Blurred Lines video, “And so to Blurred Lines, which many in this room have no doubt added to their playlists.

“The Blurred Lines video which had the biggest part is jettisoning a song, by a mediocre artist into the biggest track of the year, was on YouTube for just under a week before it was taken down.”

She added, “It’s highly disappointing to note that the director of this crass and misogynistic video is a woman, Diane Martel, who also captured Miley Cyrus’ twerking for the first time in the video for We Can’t Stop.”