N-Dubz Dappy blasts X Factor and Simon Cowell for "messing up" the music industry

Simon Cowell

N-Dubz star Dappy has hit out at Simon Cowell for "messing up" the music industry.

The outspoken hip hop star, band mate to X Factor judge Tulisa, said he didn't "condone" the music mogul's influence on TV or the charts.

Dappy, who said he was "proud" of Tulisa's appearance on the panel last year, told Now magazine: "I genuinely respect him for getting off his arse after having nothing.

"But he's messing up the music industry for original acts who work all their lives to get people to sing along to their songs. I don't condone what he does."

And Dappy, real name Costadinos Contostavlos, suggested that The Voice UK judge Jessie J, who appeared on last year's X Factor as a helper to Tulisa, felt the same way.

He added: "I asked [Jessie] what she thinks about the x factor and all she did was laugh."

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