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Sugababe Keisha Buchanan: I’m not a bully

Photo credit: WH Photography
Photo credit: WH Photography

What a piece of passa passa… Sugababes’ founding member Keisha Buchanan had to leap to well… her own defence today via Twitter.


This is after her bandmate Amelle Berrabah buggered off for several days-  to the point that her family feared she was missing.

And the rumour is that the reason Amelle went AWOL is because she had a huge row with Keisha over her UK No.1 collaboration with Tinchy Stryder (no, we’ve never heard of a tinchy either but the UK celeb scene is like a whole different world).

Anyhow, after Amelle skipped out on two back to back performances in London and Glasglow and couldn’t be reached, her family feared she had been kidnapped and sent police to her home. The suss is that she told them she was fine but just needed to get away from the band after her big fight with Keisha.

However, Keisha has denied it all strenuously, tweeting:

A completely made up story about me bullying Amelle, not being supportive, blah blah blah…

‘In the past, I’ve let members talk c**p about me and tried to laugh it off because I know the truth, my friends, family and MOST of all God…

‘But not any more. I may come across as a hard nut sometimes, but I’m actually really sensitive and it destroys me to think that people today are going to read that and believe it.

‘They see me as the longest standing member and assume that I’m the b**ch who causes people to walk, and its totally untrue and unfair. All I’ve ever done is work my a**e off, trying to keep the dream alive, because I love the fans and my job.’

The thing is, fellow Sugababe Heidi Range said since Wednesday in Scotland, that the real reason for Amelle’s no-show was that a friend of hers had been in a serious car crash and Amelle was “broken up about it”.

And Amelle is on the record as being a bit of a drama queen – last year she was arrested on suspicion of causing criminal damage to a car (no charges were brought) and the year before that, she was arrested on allegations that she had assaulted an 18 year old girl (again, no charges were brought).

Buuut of course, the preferable rumour for the English press is that big, scary Keisha is at it again and that is the one that has been making the rounds.

Truth is, Keisha has always been the one targeted as ‘the bitch’ in the Sugababes. Part of it could be as she said – that  since she is the last original ‘Babe standing in the revolving door that has been the band, she got smeared basically through a process of elimination.

Of course, it couldn’t have anything to do with the mainstream media being so fond of pushing the meme that black women are aggressive and mean, could it?

Worse, Keisha is of Jamaican descent… whooooo…. scary! Intimidating! We know how scared the Brits are of the yardies. The commenters over at the Daily Mail are having a field day slagging her off right now.


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3 replies on “Sugababe Keisha Buchanan: I’m not a bully”

You have written an article about the rumours of bulling in the Sugababes, yet manage to make it about racism?
Amelle is of Moroccan decent, so doesn’t it go against your ‘The British mainstream is racist’ crap?
I am aware of racism still being prevelant in the UK and in all parts of the world, but all your article does is foster negative feelings towards the British public, which is white, black, Asian, Indian and every other colour in the world.
Suggesting that Keisha has been targeted because she’s black or of Jamacian decent is wholly irresponsible and without basis.
She’s been accused of bullying by a number of the many Sugababes members, which gives more standing than your rant.
British media is notorious for it’s speculation and incorrect analogies, but that’s all you’re doing. You’re no better than the Daily Mail

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