Jorja Smith might want fame but not the kind Rihanna enjoys.
She recently refuted claims that she is a celeb, and insisted she is fully concentrating on just making money from her music.
Her words in a recent interview, “Don’t want to be famous. I’m not famous. People know about me.
“No, do you know what? I don’t have goals or bucket lists because I don’t like being disappointed. But famous? Famous is like Rihanna. I’m not Rihanna. I’ve got a lot of work to do. I’d like to be successful. That’s what I’d like. And happy.”
“I don’t look at sales. As long as no one tells me I’m in red, no one tells me I’m in debt, and I can still pay my rent and feed my dog, then I’m fine. And feed myself, of course. I’m good with my money so I’m not really worried about that.”
She also spoke about how she was concerned about being relevant for as long as possible in the music industry, and then replied critics that claimed she should follow the “upbeat” trend.
“People mention how my songs are quite slow. Well, cool. If you don’t want to listen to slow songs, don’t listen to me. I’ve been asked, ‘If you hear music in the charts, it’s upbeat, why don’t you want to write music like that?’
“But I write something that I think’s good. With this album I wanted to make something classic. Something that doesn’t just get played once and then left in your music library.”