British girlband Little Mix has been accused recently
of not having control over their music, and they are not happy about it.
The band is actively denying claims that the group has no say in their music, including not being able to write their own songs.
Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall stepped into the limelight on The X Factor where they were put together to form Little Mix. The band won the competition in 2011.
Thirlwall told the website Entertainmentwise that
they should not be viewed differently just because they were formed on a reality show.
"We get the whole thing about us being manufactured... every band is put together! Just because we were put together on a show doesn't mean that other bands weren't put together as well.”
Edwards doesn’t understand why the group is getting such strong scrutiny.
"How does that work? You go on because you are an artist and you want to sing and make music. So why would you go all that way and get to the end of the [competition] and not write any music?”
Edwards also added: “It's so frustrating when people say that we don't write our own music. Where did 'Wings' come from? 'Mama told me not to waste my life?' Who wrote that? We stay stuff like that in interviews and we believe in that. It's baffling. We write our own stuff!
"It doesn't matter where you're from or what show you've come from - I think talent is talent at the end of the day. If you write an amazing album that is all that should matter really."
You tell ‘em girls.
Little Mix released their second album, Salute
, on November 11.