Mutya Buena Adds To The Post-Sugababes Shakeup Press Overload

noah | September 22, 2009 2:00 pm

The news of founding member Keisha Buchanan leaving the UK pop trio the Sugababes, and being replaced by Eurovision contender Jade Ewen, continued today as the BBC tracked down former member (and Big Brother alum Mutya Buena for her thoughts on the shakeup. Perhaps unsurprisingly, she is calling shenanigans! “Obviously, Keisha being the original that was left out of the band, her leaving doesn’t make it Sugababes. I’m not trying to put my foot into it, but I wouldn’t be surprised [if she had been forced out] in any way just because people were trying to say she was the bully [before the news of Buchanan’s leaving broke].” And she even went the “dis the new iteration of the group by complimenting the replacement” route, saying: “She would be a lot better as a soloist, because she’s got an amazing voice. It would kind of seem like she’d be the frontline, and there’d be two backing singers.” Oh, Heidi Range. Are you gonna take that??? The full interview after the jump. (Skip to the 9:45 mark.) [BBC via Popjustice]