At the time, there were rumors of bullying within the group and the claims of the girls, including Heidi Range and Amelle Berrabah, who had had spin-offs leading up to its release.
At the time, Keisha revealed that she had no idea of the rumors until she the way in the press.
It was then that she had made contact with a person in a position of leadership in the house of disks to find out what had happened.
Speaking this morning, Wednesday, she repeated a part of the conversation she then had with the person to host Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield.
She said that it was at this moment that she realized she was “thrown under the bus” because she was leaving the group – when she also believes a lot of rumors and other things said about it at the time, including within the industry , it is because she is a black woman.
Clearly, she still has trouble talking about it while saying it was ready to finally speak, Keisha revealed that this touched her always.
Keisha told the hosts: “In the music industry, the clearest example of this was that I was talking to a person of the age of the record label at the time and I asked them:” What happens with all these rumors? ”
“And they told me roughly that I was used as collateral because it did make sense for the story they wanted to publish, because they had the impression that the album of the girls received a lot of backlash and was doing not very well.
“So I said to myself:” It means to throw me under the bus? “And this person said to me:” well, it’s not just me … ” .
“But it was very clear to me that they used the fact that I had to write things about myself in the past and that I was really a scapegoat. ”
Keisha said that she had never faced racism from fans, and they were and still are favourable – even in declaring that it was the fans who made him see that she was a victim of racism in the industry.
The singer has also shared other examples in which she did not realize at the time was racism, but in retrospect, she said that it was a ” racism 100% systematic “.
She said: “I say, to 100%, I believe that systemic racism takes all forms and I believe that if you use someone’s character to handle it and that it is based on perception, ”
To be led to think that this was of “bullying” when she was asked to hand in references to composition of songs, to be rated “difficult” in terms of contracts, Keisha has shared his experiences.
Viewers raced to share their support for the star, with one fan commenting: “Horrible to listen to @Keisha_Buchanan tell what happened to him – loved #Sugarbabes first things #Racism is everywhere – cruel to see how she was young when she was treated so brutally. – Developed and net. ”
Another said: “I am so happy that Keisha is the Sugababes have spoken about their own experiences of racism in the music industry. She was clearly emotional. It was difficult to watch. ”
A third added: “Look Keisha Buchanan on #this morning about her experiences was really moving. ”
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