London (ANI): Pop star Jamelia lashed out at English singer, Leona Lewis, calling her a “poor man"s Mariah Carey". Jamelia also hit out at Leona"s mentor Simon Cowell who met her through 'X-Factor". “When Simon stops all this stupid hype about her, that"s when we"ll see if she can deliver. Like every artist Simon has, she"ll fade into obscurity eventually," the Sun quoted her as saying.
Jamelia even said that being associated with Cowell would not bring any success to an artist. “Simon"s lost it. He is disrespectful. Leona may be talented, but she"s not worked as hard as me or others in the industry — fact! Only Will Young has been successful, and that was because he"s talented and cut ties with Simon. Leona is a poor man"s Mariah Carey," she said.