Connect with us
https://propermanchester.com.temp.link/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/secret-suppers-advert.jpg

Music

Aitch says men are ‘hiding’ from liking plus-size women following music video backlash

The presence of plus-size women in his new music video sparked a barrage of hateful comments and messages

Avatar photo

Published

on

@aitch / Instagram & @capitalxtra / YouTube

Aitch had some strong words for those who fat shamed the women used in the music video for his new single, ‘Learning Curve.’

Following its release at the end of last month, the music video quickly became a talking point for a scene where Aitch can be seen laying on a bed with six curvy women in their underwear.

While many applauded the Mancunian rapper for using plus-size models, there were sadly a barrage of hateful comments regarding the size of the women used.

@aitch / Instagram

The rapper, from New Moston, slammed the people who made hurtful comments about the plus-sized women in his video, admitting that they were ‘hard to witness.’

Discussing why he chose plus-size models on Spotify’s Who We Be TALKS podcast, he said: “That’s my vibe, if you listen to a couple of my songs and previous lines, certain bars, I reference it, and I know other people do like fuller figures.

“I think it’s a thing where people don’t want to admit it, and I’ve seen a few things where girls have said, ‘Oh guys just want to do one night with us and never date us’.”

He then weighed in on the backlash, saying: “All the negative stuff was mad to see; obviously, rappers get hate all the time, but it was a lot, and it was also sh*t to see men hating on girls that much, it’s hard to witness.

@aitch / Instagram

“If you’re going to comment and say that this tune is sh*t, then that’s fine, say no more, you can do, but why are you going to comment about a girl.”

Aitch went on to say that those hating on the models were actually ‘hiding’ from the fact that they like plus size girls.

He added: “However, I also found out after I posted that picture how many men behind-the-scenes low-key like plus-size girls, and how many were hiding from it.”

If you’ve experienced bullying and want to seek help or speak to someone in confidence, you can find your nearest service on the Manchester City Council website

Music

Spice Girls 2023 tour confirmed as Mel B tells fans ‘we’re back’

Lives are set to be spiced…

Avatar photo

Published

on

Kura.kun / Wikimedia Commons

The Spice Girls are seemingly heading back on the road as Mel B tells fans ‘we’re back’. 

Taking to Instagram this week, Mel B – known as Scary Spice in the band – shared a video montage of the Spice Girls’ best moments over the last twenty-five years, alongside a brief caption, “We’re back”. 

She wrote alongside her post: “To ALL our fans get ready for #spiceworld25 yippppeeee [sic] its here at long last!!!! Boom”, adding the hashtags ‘#girlpower’, ‘#friendshipneverends’ and ‘#spicetour2023’.

While no exact dates were revealed, fans were very excited by the cryptic announcement. 

One person commented: “Omgggg. WUT”, while another gushed: “You are the best! Yes, please! #spicetour2023”.

A third noted: “I need to be there!”.

The iconic ‘90s girl band reunited back in 2019 for a huge UK tour, which included several sold-out gigs here in Manchester, though they were without former bandmate Posh Spice, aka Victoria Beckham.

It is not yet known if Victoria will be joining the band on next year’s tour. 

Mel B has previously discussed the prospect of a Spice Girls reunion, with her revealing that the band had been in talks to get back on the road before the Covid pandemic.

While hosting Steph’s Packed Lunch in September last year, the singer said: “We did our last tour and Victoria respectfully ducked out, and you have to respect when someone doesn’t want to go on tour.

“I’m always pushing to have a Spice Girls reunion and we were in talks last year [2020] but then Covid hit so it pushed everyone’s plans.

“I think we’re hopefully on the same page together.”

Continue Reading

Music

Sir Cliff Richard is releasing his first Christmas album in nearly 20 years

It’s time to dig out the mistletoe and wine…

Avatar photo

Published

on

Christmas With Cliff

Sir Cliff Richard is set to release his first dedicated Christmas album in nearly two decades.

The eighty-one-year-old already has a number of festive smash-hits under his belt, including ‘Mistletoe And Wine’, ‘Saviour’s Day’ and ‘The Millennium Prayer’.

And while his last Yuletide album ‘Cliff At Christmas’ was released nineteen years ago in 2003, Sir Cliff is evidently ready to get back into the Christmas spirit with the arrival of his brand new festive album.

‘Christmas with Cliff’ will be released on November 25th, and will feature a mix of old Yuletide classics and some new tracks.

Christmas With Cliff

The singer will be ‘bringing together an album of classics’ with his latest music venture, including songs like ‘It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year’, ‘Sleigh Ride’, ‘Joy To The World’, ‘When A Child Is Born’, ‘Jingle Bell Rock’ and more.

New songs on the album include ‘First Christmas’, ‘Six Days After Christmas (Happy New Year)’, and ‘Heart Of Christmas’.

Read More: Free TV channel showing nothing but Christmas films launches next week

Sir Cliff said of being back behind the mic: “I have always loved being in recording studios ever since Studio 2, Abbey Road, in 1958.

“I recorded this album in Criteria Studios in Miami, Florida – 4,427 miles away from Abbey Road – and once again I felt that I was in a world of my own.

Vevo

“I had the help of two producers, Sam Hollander and Chris Walden. They guided me through the ‘well known’ Christmas songs and freed me to sing them my way.”

And hinting at something a little different, the singer added: “They had differing approaches to the songs that I asked them to produce for me, and they gave this album the dynamics that I had hoped for.

“This album is not just mine – it belongs to all of us involved in creating it, and I hope that we add a little something special to your Christmas season.”

Christmas With Cliff will be on sale from November 25th.

Continue Reading

Music

Courteeners announce HUGE homecoming gig at Heaton Park

The band will be playing the iconic St. Jude album in its entirety

Avatar photo

Published

on

Michael Clement

Courteeners will be returning to the place where it all began next year for a huge homecoming anniversary gig

To celebrate fifteen years of their seminal debut album ‘St. Jude’ next summer, the rock band will be coming home to Manchester to headline a landmark show at Heaton Park.

In what will be the band’s third headline appearance at Heaton Park following sold-out nights in 2015 and 2019, Courteeners will be playing the celebrated album in full alongside some of the greatest hits from their career.

Released in 2008, ‘St Jude’ catapulted the band to global fame, and today remains as one of the pinnacle albums to soundtrack 00s Britain. 

Michael Clement

The album’s top anthems include ‘Not Nineteen Forever’, ‘What Took You So Long?’ and ‘No You Didn’t, No You Don’t’ as well as beloved classics such as ‘Cavorting’, ‘Please Don’t’ and ‘Fallowfield Hillbilly’. 

Speaking about the special ‘St. Jude’ Heaton Park show, Courteeners frontman and founder Liam Fray said: They grow up so fast… Can’t believe our darling ‘St. Jude’ is fifteen next year.

Think it’s time for a celebration and we all know that great things come in threes… The Star Wars Trilogy, Sooty, Sweep and Soo and now, here we are, with the third instalment of ‘Courteeners at Heaton Park’.

“June 2015, June 2019 and now June 2023. I can’t think of any better way to celebrate than to make the pilgrimage to Heaton Park with like-minded souls and lose ourselves like it’s 2008.

Michael Clement

“And, because we’re good like that, we’ve remastered the original album… God bless the band. God bless the fans. Omne Trium Perfectum.”

The homecoming gig will take place at Heaton Park on Friday June 9th 2023, with tickets going on sale from 9am this Friday, September 2nd. 

Courteeners sold out their Emirates Old Trafford gig to over 50,000 fans in just ninety minutes last year, so fans are encouraged to snap up their tickets early to avoid disappointment.

For more information and to get your own tickets on Friday, visit the official Courteeners website here.

Continue Reading

Receive our latest news, events & unique stories

Privacy and data policy

We may earn a commission when you use one of our links to make a purchase

Copyright © 2022 Manchester's Finest Group