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Example to help Wanted crack the US

Published 03/01/2012

Example apparently wants to help The Wanted crack the US
Example apparently wants to help The Wanted crack the US

Example is apparently set to help The Wanted break the US.

The rapper told the Daily Star he is letting the boyband record his track Chasing The Sun, which he originally wrote for Kylie Minogue, to help them get recognised in America.

Example said: "When I wrote it I was in a studio session for Kylie, so the verses were a bit spiritual. But when we finished I was like 'This is The Wanted', and didn't even bother running it past Kylie.

"I sent it straight over to their record label and they loved it.

"The guy who signed me in America is releasing the band in the States on Def Jam and he said 'this could be big in America'."

The 29-year-old rapper - real name Elliot Gleave - may have wanted to make peace with The Wanted, as last year he branded them soap extras as he said they were too perfect looking.

But Example said: "When they first came out I was wrong about them. I said they looked like a bunch of Hollyoaks extras.

"They were a bit rough around the edges like any boyband are but now they are really polished. They're good singers, performers and look great.

"A lot of people think I hate pop stars but I just don't like bad pop.

"I like it that they're not too choreographed and are like a bunch of mates bumbling around. The Wanted take their job seriously but not themselves too seriously and are not afraid to have a laugh."

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