Someone’s causing a stir again, beware a lot of ***’s necessary for this one.
Former X Factor winner James Arthur has apologised after being accused by celebrities and fans of making homophobic comments in a song, which appeared online.
The 25-year-old made the track as a "rap diss" attack on musician Micky Worthless after he branded James a "pop puppet."
Some of the lyrics which offended a series of celebrities and Twitterati included, "You f****** queer. Hilarious, precarious you Talibani confused, imbecilic mimic of a gimmick."
Defending himself, James added that former X Factor pal Rylan Clark is "one of my best mates and he is as gay as they come!"
His comments drew criticism from celebrities on Twitter with Little Britain star Matt Lucas angrily tweeting, "F*** you @JamesArthur23 for using the phrase 'f****** queer' in your latest track. F*** you."
Having everyone left stunned to these comments James rebuked his rap lyrics by saying he is ‘extremely disappointed in myself for being so naive’.
The Home Town singer added, “Some of the things said in this rap can be mistaken for homophobic slurs and I assure you homophobia is something I do not believe in.
“I have many many gay friends. In rap feuds/rap disses the words I used have a different intent. This is a straight man I was attacking – a straight man who littered his track with severe homophobic slurs towards me.”