Jessie J Hits Back At "Untrue" Tabloid Stories As She Plays Intimate London Gig
14 May 2012, 18:07
The 'Domino' star criticised the "untrue" stories about her as she performed several of her hits.
Jessie J hit back at recent negative press reports as she played an intimate gig in London today (14th May).
The 'Domino' star delighted fans at HMV on Oxford Street with a short acoustic set, which included a performance of her new single 'LaserLight'.
Jessie has been the subject of a series of negative reports in recent weeks – and The Voice UK judge chose to hit back on stage at the Music Is GREAT event.
"I'm always honest, right?" Jessie said as she began to address the audience from the stage.
"From the start I have always been very honest with my fans. It's crazy because when I first started out with my career, nobody really cared about what I did or what I would wear, or what I said and I had to think about how I was seen on TV or how I acted, and then when I think about it now I'm still entrusted to that and I've always been honest to my fans.
"I am so honoured that you guys have supported me and kept me here because right now I'm making my second album and it is the scariest place to be."
Check out a photo of Jessie performing for Music is GREAT below:
Jessie continued: "Now some of you may know, or you may not, but for the first time in the last few weeks, I've definitely heard the most negative stuff in the last few years and through my career, and it's hard and it's weird when you open a newspaper or a magazine and you read something that is just so untrue and people believe it!"
After a fan then shouted telling the singer to ignore the stories, Jessie said: "I play my music and I write songs about it because that's how I put out my emotions. I won't stoop to anyone's low level, making up stories about people I've never met.
"I just want to take this opportunity to thank you so much - whether you have come down on you lunch break or whether you have travelled form afar, or you have just come along now because there's a big crowd and all of the tills are closed!"
She added: "Some things I see that aren't even newsworthy and they're not even true and I think, can't you just write something that's honest? I'm still enjoying getting to know you all and you getting to know me.'
Jessie was performing as part of Music Is GREAT week, which aims to give a platform for fans and critics to debate what's great about British music.
Meanwhile, the 'Domino' star is among the performers set to play Capital FM's Summertime Ball at London's Wembley Stadium on 9th June.