Singer says he feels "terrible" about the band's previous comments that she isn't a "real artist"

The Vaccines‘ singer Justin Young says he listens to Rihanna every day and that he feels “terrible” about the band’s previous comments that the singer “isn’t an artist”.

Last month, guitarist Freddie Cowan said that he thought Rihanna lacked credibility because she brings other people in to do all her work. “Rihanna isn’t an artist – she has 15 writers, 15 songwriters and 15 producers all fighting for space on her albums and she’s the face of it,” he said.

“I feel terrible about that whole thing,” Young says. “I listen to Rihanna on a daily fucking basis, really! Just because she’s got songwriters, doesn’t mean she’s not artistic. I definitely think she is a real artist and she’s very creative, just in another way. And for the people who write Rihanna’s songs: they’re fucking genius. That just got picked up all wrong, I love her!”

This weekend The Vaccines scored a Number One album with their second LP ‘The Vaccines Come Of Age’ – pipping Two Door Cinema Club’s ‘Beacon’ to the slot by 11,000 copies, according to the Official Charts Company.

The band are set to tour the UK tour in November. To check the availability of The Vaccines tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

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