From MTV UK:

Urban music star Labrinth has reportedly claimed that he is being “forced” to perform on The X Factor.

The Earthquake singer has apparently been told he’s got to appear on one of the ITV1 talent show’s live shows later this autumn – and because he’s signed to Simon Cowell’s Syco record label he doesn’t have any choice in the matter.

The Sun reported him as saying that he disagrees with the show’s values, commenting: “I’ve been forced.

“A lot of people think I hate X Factor and think it’s s**t. I’m just being honest about the way it works. I think artists who take their craft really seriously don’t go on it.”

Lab backtracked earlier this year after calling the show “absolute s**t” on Twitter – claiming that he was only trying to get more followers.

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