London (ANI): British pop star Leona Lewis is reportedly planning to shun the Brit Awards after she failed to get any major nominations despite having several hits in her kitty. According to sources, Lewis has turned down the invite as a mark of protest.
Lewis is not in contention for any awards at the ceremony, but her song 'Better in Time' has been shortlisted for the Best British Single because unlike the other categories, a public vote will decide the winner. The former X factor winner flew in to Britain from America with boyfriend Lou Al-Charma at the weekend and was expected at the Brits.
But sources say she has now pulled out of attending the awards bash at London's Earls Court. "Leona is making a stand and is not going," the Mirror quoted a source, as saying. "She's more likely to be curled up on the sofa with her boyfriend Lou in Hackney than to be getting glammed up for the Brits. "She may even jet out somewhere on holiday.
"Her view is, What's the point of getting her glad-rags on if the chances of being recognised on her own soil are slim to none? Well we'd never turn down a chance to get our glad rags on but we see where she's coming from. And now it's up to us lot to save the day," the source added.