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Joss Stone knocks Gaga's style

Joss Stone has hit out at Lady Gaga's style, saying her outrageous outfits distract from her musical talent.

The 24-year-old soul singer - who in the past has had pink hair and performed barefoot - said "I know I sound like an old lady when I say these things", but she can't understand why a great singer would wear a piece of meat on her head.

Joss told CYinterview.com: "I know the shock value is good and gets people to watch you, but actually she can sing songs and she can play piano and it just feels like it might overshadow what talent she does have."

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.

Joss said: "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."

She added: "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."

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