Joss Stone Thinks Madonna Set a Bad Example for Female Singers
August 20, 2011 News

Joss Stone Thinks Madonna Set a Bad Example for Female Singers

Joss Stone has hit out at Lady Gaga’s style, saying her outrageous outfits distract from her musical talent.
The British singer went on to blame Madonna for setting the trend of using shock tactics to make up for any flaws in her voice or her music.

“I know the shock value is good and gets people to watch you, but actually, Lady Gaga can sing songs and she can play piano and it just feels like it might overshadow what talent she does have.
Madonna’s not the best singer in the world, but she was awesome with her entertainment and all of her shock tactics and stuff and that’s where it began. She then inspired all sorts of other girls to do that. But I don’t know, I just think music’s kind of important too.
I think that people are having to do really crazy things to shock people now, to get people’s attention. People fight for attention. It’s competitive. So they need to be the one that stands out.
So you’ve gotta know where that line is especially when you are good at singing.
I would never want something I’m wearing or the way I’m dancing or something to overshadow what I’m doing. I’d rather grab people’s attention with my voice.”