Cheryl continually blasted for this R&B podcast | Cultural appropriation or nah?

When Cheryl Tweedy recently announced that she had inked a deal with BBC Sounds to present a show titled 'You, Me & R&B,' it was met with scepticism. This week, Game of Thrones star Nathalie Emmanuel called it "cultural appropriation" and many people have stressed that Cheryl has never released an R&B track ever in her 20-year career. 

It was even noted that such a lucrative opportunity could have went to names that largely represented UK R&B back in the day such as Beverly Knight, Estelle, Keisha White, Shola Ama and Jamelia. Add Kele Le Roc to the mix too. Tweedy doing an R&B podcast doesn't really bother me. Still, I totally understand why folks would be upset. The "music is for everyone" brigade are also upset about the criticism. But where were they when Noel Gallagher called BeyoncĂ© a slag after Jay Z was given the headlining slot at Glastonbury in 2008? His exact words were; "I’m not having hip-hop at Glastonbury. It’s wrong" and yet, here we are... 

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1 comments:

Seth said...

I get the skepticism from the outside looking in. When I read her book, she also mentions her love for R&B as she has talked about her love for it throughout her career. Also, someone could make the argument that Ghetto Baby is an R&B track. People love to throw around buzzwords these days. There are actual real issues in the world if you log off your computer.

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