John Newman called off Will Smith collaboration because it wasn't very 'Northern'!
John Newman has admitted that he called off a collaboration with Will Smith as it wasn't very 'Northern'.
Yorkshireman John, told Digital Spy "The more I thought about it the more I thought 'Am I going to look like Johnny Big Balls going and making a record in Los Angeles and getting Will Smith on the album?' It just all didn't seem very humble and northern”.
Brave move John!
He also revealed that he once crashed the auditions to be in 'The Wanted' to get advice on how to become a musician... when asked whether he would be in a boyband, John replied "Maybe. If they were all fat, white and northern and couldn't really dance, then we'd suit each other fine."
John Newman has just released his second studio album 'Revolve', his new single 'Tiring Game' features music legend Charlie Wilson!