July 3, 2012 8:28

Plan B: 'I'm too white for black radio stations and too black for white radio stations in the US'

Singer admits it 'pisses him off' that he's yet to really crack America

Plan B: 'I'm too white for black radio stations and too black for white radio stations in the US'

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Plan B has admitted that he's frustrated that he has so far failed to crack America and has said he believes it is because he is "too white for the black radio stations and too black for white radio stations".

The singer, who became a household name in the UK with his second studio album 'The Defamation Of Strickland Banks', added that it really "pisses him off" that he's yet to enjoy the same kind of success across the pond.

He told The Sun when asked about why he'd failed to make an impact in the US: "I'm too white for the black radio stations and too black for white radio stations. I've got the drive. I’ve always been hungry. I just think I've got a lot more to say than a lot of people out there."

He then said that he saw "no reason" why he couldn't crack America as his last album contained "no swearing".

He added: "In America they don’t play my stuff. That pisses me off. There's no reason. The Strickland Banks stuff? There’s no swearing so you can play it, it was radio-friendly enough."

Plan B released his directorial debut iLL Manors on June 4, with the soundtrack set to follow on July 23. His new single 'Lost My Way' came out on Monday (July 2) and follows the album's title track in being released as a single.

Speaking to NME previously about the film, Plan B said: "I was inexperienced and didn't have a lot of money, and I guess some people didn't like the fact I was making a film. I never went to film school, I didn't know the technical terms for films, so there was a lot of prejudice towards me."

He added: "But then there was some people that really believed in my vision and gave me all the support I needed."

The singer will play a tour of the UK forests this July.

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