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N-Dubz dropped by Def Jam

By | Published on Monday 15 August 2011


N-Dubz have been dropped by Universal’s Def Jam just one album into a five album American deal. The band were signed by the label’s then boss LA Reid last year, releasing their US debut, ‘Love.Live.Life’, in November.

Speaking to MTV, Dappy from the group claimed that the relationship had ended because they’d refused to co-operate with the label, and not because no one at the company except LA Reid, who has now moved to Sony, actually liked them.

He said: “They might say they’ve dropped us but we were never going to co-operate with them when they decided to change what we are. If we had co-operated we would still be signed. But I stuck my finger up at them when they wanted us to make another ‘Being N-Dubz’ TV show. Tulisa thought we should do it because we could make some money out of it, but I said no”.

He added: “For them to say they dropped us makes me angry because we just didn’t want to change who we are or what we do. We’re not just a silly bunch of pop tarts”.