Keisha Buchanan Forced Out Of Sugababes

After mentioning Amelle Berrabah and Heidi Range followed each other on Twitter but neither followed Keisha Buchanan, and after Keisha had talked about the band twice with News of the World, there was a feeling something was in the works. Today, Keisha confirmed that she has left the group she helped begin, and not of her own will. Keisha told her Twitter followers earlier today:

Dear Friends I’m sad to say that I am no longer apart of the Sugababes.

I’ve had a great time and have achieved more then I ever thought I would.

Although it was not my choice to leave, it’s time to enter a new chapter in my life I have nothing but positive things to say about the girls and I wish them the best of luck.

I would like to state that there were no arguments, bullying or anything of the sort that lead to this.

Sometimes a break down in communication and lack of trust can result in many different things.

I would also like to point out that I have always supported the girls and they have also supported me.

Remember my drunk pictures out with Amelle, supporting her on her success with Tinchy Stryder… Oh the shame… But what a fun night we had

Now I’m going to take some time to focus on me. I’ve been in this band for 11 years and I have achieved so much.

I have a great family and friends who are behind me 100% and at the age of 24, I’m now going out into this world on my own…

Although im nervous… I’m still very excited on what lies ahead. :-)

I want to thank the Sugababes fans and my fans for all your support and all who have never judged me, but accepted me for who I am…

The feisty, funny, professional, fearless, motor mouth… lol

This is not the end… but the beginning!!!!

Thank you always… Keisha xxx

Mutya Doesn’t Think Amelle Is Quitting Sugababes

Amelle Berrabah has reportedly quit the Sugababes – the third person to do so over the years. But one of those ex members, Mutya Buena, tells ITN she doesn’t believe it. “I don’t think they are breaking up. It’s just good publicity,” Mutyra remarked at a charity event for Ndoro Children’s Charities in London on Thursday. She added that reports her former bandmate Keisha Buchanan is a bully in the group weren’t what it was like when she was with the Sugababes. “I would not say Keisha is a bully, I never left because of her,” Mutya insisted. Watch the report below.

Keisha Buchanan: Jade Ewen Isn’t Replacing Amelle Berrabah

Keisha Buchanan tells News of the World that the Sugababes will continue on with Amelle Berrabah, denying reports Jade Ewen is set to replace her. “It’s not true she’s joining,” Keisha told Dan Wootton. “She’s a friend of mine but no, I’m not a liar. It’s completely false, that’s the honest to God truth. One hundred percent.” Keisha added that she, Heidi Range and Amelle are currently in Los Angeles recording the video for their new single.

Interestingly, Heidi and Amelle follow each other on their respective Twitter accounts, but neither follow Keisha. For Keisha’s part, she follows neither Heidi or Amelle.

Sugababes Perform Without Amelle Berrabah At Movida

September 16, 2009 – Sugababes – minus Amelle Berrabah – performed a live set at Movida nightclub in London on September 9th. Check out footage of Keisha Buchanan and Heidi Range performing ‘About You Now’, ‘Get Sexy’ and ‘Thank You For The Heartbreak’ via YouTube below.

Keisha Buchanan Blasts Claims She’s Bullying Amelle Berrabah

Keisha Buchanan of Sugababes checked in with her Twitter followers (@keisha_buchanan) on Friday (September 11), following news her bandmate Amelle Berrabah had gone missing from the group, apparently telling her bandmates she was tending to a friend who had been injured in a car crash. Keish suggested management should have the police check up on her, but when they did, they found she had been at home the entire time. In a series of Tweets, Keisha writes:

Why the fu** have I just woken up in LA to 25 phone calls of people telling me that I’m in the paper today for a completely made up story about me bullying Amelle, not being supportive, blah blah blah. I’ve let the papers tell lies about me when it comes to stories like that in the past, I’ve let members talk crap about me and tried to laugh it off because I know the truth, my friends, family and MOST of all GOD. But not anymore. I may come across as a hard nut sometimes, but I’m actually really sensitive and it destroys me to think that people today are going to read that and believe it. I feel like no one EVER bothers to look deep into the Sugababes story…

They see me as the longest standing member and assume that I’m the bitch who causes people to walk, and it’s totally untrue and unfair. All I’ve ever done is work my ass off, trying to keep the dream alive, because I love the fans and my job. I don’t give a sh** about being famous, we’re all on the same level. I’ve always put this band before me and never thought that I was bigger than it… it’s a great team effort…

TRUTH: I’m going to say that its fair to say in the 1st line up that there were arguments, certain parents were involved then callin shots which caused a lot of sh**. And with the current line up, I can honestly say that we all get along! I’m sure we bug each other at times, but I love them girls. And there has NEVER been bullying in Sugababes EVER! I don’t know what to do anymore… I’ll take a lie detector test to prove everything if I have to. I’m sick of this:-( I’m so crushed guys, but I know God is under control, so I’ll be down today, but I’m a strong girl & will get back up. All I ask is for u not to judge me please, but get to know my heart, give me a chance and don’t believe what you have heard/read about me. I understand that some people are not going to like me & they might believe it and that’s fine because I know that God is my judge and I don’t hate u for it. But to those of you that are supporting me thank you so so… Much, I promise you that I am telling the truth and I won’t let you down. Wow history repeats… This hurts. Thanks again Love kay x

Sugababes Thank Fans For ‘Get Sexy’ Support

Sugababes thank fansSeptember 4, 2009 – Sugababes sent out a message to fans, talking about the feedback they’ve received from them via Twitter about their new single ‘Get Sexy’ and the appearances they’ve made promoting the release.

“It’s nice that you guys are still supporting us, and have done for a long time,” Keisha Buchanan says. “Also as well we’d like to say all these other little sites that you’re on as far as Facebook and ebo and all these other things pretending to be us. It’s really strange but it’s not us at all.”

The video at their MySpace has since been removed.

Sugababes ‘Get Sexy’ Video

Sugababes are out with the music video to their new single ‘Get Sexy’, the first release from the British pop trio’s seventh studio album ‘Sweet 7’, out November 23rd via Island Records. Watch the Emil Nava directed video via YouTube below.

If Sugababes Could Be Any Animal

Keisha Buchanan, Amelle Berrabah and Heidi Range of Sugababes on which animal they would beAugust 29, 2009 – The latest fan submitted question to Sugababes asked the British girl group if they could be any animal, which would they choose. Keisha Buchanan said a horse, while Amelle Berrabah said she’d definitely be a cheetah, and Heidi Range selected a dolphin.

“If I could be any animal, I think horses are really beautiful, they can have really shiny coats,” Keisha said. Amelle continued, “I’d definitely be a cheetah. I just love the many ways they’d be free and roam the jungle.” Heidi then said, “I voted to be a fish. Let me be a dolphin and you’re just free. You can go to any country. You could just swim your way there.”

The response video has since been removed.

Sugababes On Their Most Embarrassing Moments

Keisha Buchanan, Amelle Berrabah and Heidi Range of Sugababes reveal their most embarrassing momentsAugust 28, 2009 – Keisha Buchanan, Amelle Berrabah and Heidi Range of Sugababes revealed the most embarrassing thing they’ve done on stage in a MySpace video in response to a fan’s question.

Keisha talked about how falling on stage is usually the most embarrassing thing, with Heidi offering a specific instance of falling down the stairs in the middle of a blackout. After the lights came back on, she was on all fours and had to perform the rest of the show with scraped up knees.

“I fell down the stairs on tour in the middle of a blackout, it was tumbling,” Range said. “We then had to go straight into a ballad, and the girls were (laughing). Then the lights went on and I was on all fours on the stairs.”

The response at MySpace has since been removed.

Heidi Range And Amelle Berrabah Sidelined With The Flu

Sugababes star Heidi Range and Amelle Berrabah are sidelined due to the flu, though the pair have not specified if they’re suffering from swine flu. A message on the British girl group’s MySpace (@sugababesofficial) stated:

Heidi and Amelle are suffering with a severe bout of flu. They’ve been instructed to take at least a week off before a reassessment and so will unfortunately be out of action for at least the next 7 days.

Heidi herself had this to say on her Twitter (@Heidi_Range):

Thanks for your lovely messages. Getting lots of rest on my sofa and thinking this would be a good time to start the Sopranos collection x

Likewise, Amelle said:

Thank u 4 all ur msg’s!!!!xxxxxxxxxxxx

Keisha Buchanan Previews Sugababes’ 7th Album

June 18, 2009 – Keisha Buchanan updated fans on her Twitter page (@keisha_buchanan) on Thursday (June 18) with details on the Sugababes upcoming album, which will be their first CD released in the U.S. Keisha writes:

Hi guys, im getting loads of messages about what us babes are up to with the new album… Here goes xxx….

We have the first single, which I think sounds AMAZING… It’s very different to what we have done in the past, which always works for us.. I can’t say what it sounds like lol Or who produced it lol… BUT I think we’ll get some new fans from it which is always nice :-)

The album itself was great to make because we met so many amazing people and producers & heard loads of gossip lol…(another secret) Ne-Yo has written songs, Stargate, Red One, Makeba who does alot with Beyonce, James Fauntleroy who did Justin & Ciara’s ‘Love Sex & Magic’.

So many amazing and talented people :-) And I can honestly say that they were all lovely and so nice to us :-)… The album has no title yet but I’m loving your ideas :-) I think it will be the best album we’ve done in this line up for sure… We are all so excited and can’t wait to hear your thoughts on it. Dates are not confirmed yet, but it won’t be long :-) In fact, we are looking at video treatments for the first single already so it wont be long :-) Thanks for your support and questions xxx Spread the word!!! lol

Overflowing Bathtub Leaves Sleeping Keisha Buchanan Red-Faced

Keisha Buchanan, seen here with her Sugababes bandmates Heidi Range and Amelle Berrabah, talked about her bathtub overflowing

Keisha Buchanan had a rather humiliating day after falling asleep in her bed with the bathtub running, causing a big mess in the bathroom and the floor below. The Sugababes star writes on her Twitter (@keisha_buchanan):

Ok so I just had a phone call from my mum saying that she has had a call from the apartment below saying their electrics are…

Leaking water & its coming from her flat! I told her the truth & she is NOT happy!They have knocked the door but I’m 2 embarrassed 2 answer..

Help!!!! Oh no

They obviously know someone’s home because they keep knocking. I bet mum outed me! I feel so ashamed..

Just looked in the mirror & I look a right mess. There is NO way I’m answering! I know now’s not the time 4 vanity but I’m a girl so oh well..

@philjon21 I’ve cleaned the water up… They obviously want to know what happened and I’m being a kid about it because it’s all my fault

@claireydunlap They just want to tell me off! I mean, I’ve cleaned the water up.. but obviously I’ve been exposed.. lol actually its not funny

How could I fall asleep with the bath running!!!… Seriously, most people don’t run a bath and go back to bed. I thought I could stay awake!

Mum’s home now! I gave her the break down of what happened, she was annoyed at first but started laughing when she heard the full story! PHEW

@popdirt I know I’m going to have to pay! So much for me trying to hide things… lol

Sugababes Can’t Wait To Share New Material

Sugababes

Sugababes checked in with fans on their Twitter, talking about some new material they played for someone at Roc Nation, Jay-Z’s label the British pop trio recently signed on to. They write:

We had a great day today meeting new amazing producers and writers. We then played 1 of our new boss’s our tracks & he LOVED it! Thankfully.

We then went on to have dinner at one of Jay-Z’s spots called the “Spotted Pig” lol It had a British feel to it :-) We cant wait for….

You guys to hear our new stuff!!!! And we cant wait for the guys at Island Universal to hear it too!!! You guys are in for a treat…

:-D thank you to all our Followers and supporters here on Twitter. Love always Keisha, Mel, and Heidi xxxxx

Sugababes Hit Back At The Critics

May 13, 2009 – Sugababes updated fans on their Twitter page earlier today, defending the girl group’s record against those who are critical of their two lineup changes or sales of their last album ‘Catfights and Spotlights’. The British pop trio write:

Thank you guys for all your support!!!!….

Oh we just wanted to give a BIG 2 fingers and a Kiss our Ass to the sad prat who made that YouTube video about Us against GA….

Get the FU** over it. We like what they do. We Love what we do. We are a completely different band. Who gives a fu** if we’ve had…..

2 line up changes… Even more reason to show us support & respect because we are still surviving!!! WE have had Nearly TEN yrs….

In this industry with with 7 albums 5 number ones HUGE sales across EUROPE not only in the UK. We write. Sing live. We have never…

Sold our selves out to the media. Who we thank for all their support so far but it’s never been about that. We’re about the music…

Love and support to all the up and coming girl bands. BUT their will only ever be ONE Sugababes and even though the last album wasn’t…

A huge hit (lol) Who gives a sh**. We are not giving up. And we STILL remain (According to OVER ALL SALES) THE BIGGEST GIRLBAND FROM THE UK!

Thanks to all our real fans and supporters we love you xxxx

Sugababes Getting First U.S. Release With Upcoming Album

May 12, 2009 – Sugababes just told fans some good news, especially for those in America, in an update on their Twitter page:

We can confirm Rumors that we have signed to Roc Nation Jay-Z’s Label. This album will be released as usual in Europe & …..

We are looking forward to our very first US release in the future. We are still with Island Records and are excited about our next step! :-D

Amelle Berrabah Dumps Freddie Fuller

Amelle Berrabah, seen here with her Sugababes bandmates Heidi Range and Keisha Buchanan, has dumped boyfriend Freddie Fuller

News of the World reports Amelle Berrabah of Sugababes has dumped her longtime boyfriend Freddie Fuller, a relationship that survived accusations that Freddie date raped Amelle’s younger sister and a machete attack in December 2007 that nearly severed Fuller’s arm off. “They’ve had a fairly troubled relationship,” a friend of Amelle told Dan Wootton. “Amelle will look back on their time together with a lot of fond memories and affection for Freddie but she knows it’s time to move on.”

No Plans For Sugababes To Break Up

March 12, 2009 – Sugababes updated fans on their blog at MySpace (@sugababesofficial) on March 11, reacting to reports that due to slow sales of their latest album ‘Catfights And Spotlights’ they were going to take an indefinite extended break. The British pop trio said in a statement:

Following on from a recent report in one of last week’s Sunday newspapers that we are splitting up, we are happy to let you know that this is completely untrue!!

Actually, nothing could be further from the truth!

Please stay tuned for some massive news coming very soon about the next exciting part of our careers…

Lotsa luv, Heidi, Keisha & Amelle
Xxx

Are Sugababes Taking An “Indefinite Extended Break”?

Sugababes members Heidi Range, Keisha Buchanan and Amelle Berrabah

News of the World hears that the Sugababes are taking an extended hiatus following poor sales of their latest album ‘Catfights And Spotlights’. “They haven’t ruled out getting back together in a year but they’re officially on an indefinite extended break,” a source told Dan Wootton. “They want to say goodbye to their loyal fans with a farewell tour.”

Sugababes Clarify Brits Boycott Talk

November 28, 2008 – Sugababes Heidi Range, Keisha Buchanan and Amelle Berrabah spoke with ITN on reports they’re to boycott the Brit Awards next year.

“This Brits story has been taken way out of context,” Buchanan insisted, suggesting that the fans should have input on who wins “more so than people behind a desk making all the decisions.”

Amelle added that their comments were “more of a joking way we said it, it was very light-hearted.”

Watch the comments via YouTube below.

Sugababes: We Deserve Brits Recognition

November 18, 2008 – The Mirror spoke with Sugababes at The Hospital club in London’s Covent Garden, where the pop trio talked about repeatedly being snubbed by the Brit Awards, despite a career that has seen the group sell 5.5 million albums, get six #1 singles, and a chance to visit British PM Gordon Brown. “I say this in the most humble way but when you think of pop bands the Sugababes are definitely up there,” Keisha Buchanan argued. “I’m proud that Gordon Brown is recognizing us, but why not the Brits? We’re British for God’s sake and we’ve done well. Surely we deserve an award after all the hard work we’ve done?”

The article at Mirror.co.uk has since been removed.

Sugababes Discuss Their New Single ‘No Can Do’

November 16, 2008 – Sugababes spoke with ITN Music about their new single ‘No Can Do’, which Amelle Berrabah described as “a song about men who just treat you like poo poo.” As for the potential of the single facing off against ‘X Factor’ releases, Keisha Buchanan said, “To be honest with you, it’s always a competition anyway. But we just feel like we’ve already proven ourselves, and we don’t think we have to get involved with that kind of thing.” Watch the comments below.

Sugababes Help Switch On Oxford Street Christmas Lights

November 13, 2008 – Pop trio Sugababes joined ‘X Factor’ contestants and ‘Gossip Girl’ star Chace Crawford along London’s famous Oxford Street for the big Christmas light switch-on. “It will be funny when we come here shopping after today and we look at the lights and go, ‘Oh, we switched them on’,” Heidi Range told ITN. “It’s almost like the start of Christmas for us, so it’s really good.” Watch the clip below.

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