Mark Ronson has hit back at Lord Sugar after The Apprentice star criticised the producer’s performance on last night’s Strictly Come Dancing.
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The hitmaker appeared on the launch episode of the primetime BBC 1 show’s 2019 series, taking to the stage with singer Yebba to perform their collaborative track ‘Don’t Leave Me Lonely’.
During the outing, Ronson stood behind a keyboard as Yebba sang amongst professional dancers, backing vocalists, and musicians. Watch from around the 48:35 mark here.
Seemingly unimpressed by the producer’s skills, businessman Sugar tweeted: “Question: Can Mark Ronson play and instrument properly? [sic] Or does he just like to be on stage making a few noises supporting the real talent.” He also tagged Ronson directly in his post.
Question: Can @MarkRonson
play an instrument properly ? Or does he just like to be on stage making a few noises supporting the real talent
— Lord Sugar (@Lord_Sugar) September 8, 2019
Believe it or not, I can both play AND instrument. Me also write good. Let me know if you ever want to come to a show and hear some noise. https://t.co/5PysWbhtvc
— Mark Ronson (@MarkRonson) September 7, 2019
In response, Ronson fired back with the tweet: “Believe it or not, I can both play AND instrument. Me also write good.
“Let me know if you ever want to come to a show and hear some noise.”
Lord Sugar is yet to respond but has since deleted his initial tweet and posted a corrected version. You can see the interaction above.
‘Don’t Leave Me Lonely’ appears on Ronson’s latest album ‘Late Night Feelings‘, which also features vocal contributions from Miley Cyrus, Lykke Li, and Angel Olsen. He’s previously penned huge singles such as ‘Uptown Funk’ and produced Amy Winehouse’s Grammy-winning album, ‘Back To Black‘.