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Gaga 'a money-making freak'

2010-11-07 21:35
Jay Kay
Los Angeles - Jamiroquai singer Jay Kay quit the music industry because stars were being manipulated by record labels.

The singer said he found being a pop star “unfulfilling” by the time he left music behind in 2006, and said his group can’t be compared to stars like Lady Gaga, who he sees as a “money-making freak”.

The 40-year-old singer said: “Lady Gaga is a money-making freak for her label. Jamiroquai are not like that. We do music, not marketing.

“I left because I was finding the job unfulfilling. I was tired of going onto kids’ TV programmes to promote myself. We’re a proper, jamming band. That’s why we’re called Jam-iroquai!”

He also said modern pop music doesn’t connect with him in the way he imagines music should.

“Music should have a flavour to it, and I don’t think a lot of what’s going on today has that," he said, choosing his words carefully.

"I listened to the top-five songs recently and they did nothing for me.”

Jay - who has sold over 25 million records in his career - also denied he is staging a comeback with his new album Rock Dust Light Star, saying he only makes music because of the buzz he gets from it.

"This is in my blood. Money doesn’t come into it. I get a buzz from writing songs.”

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