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Kelly’s been in Blighty for a Brit too long!

Words: Sarah Browning

November 16, 2011

Kelly Rowland is worried she will get a British accent like Madonna if she stays in the UK too long. The ‘Motivation’ hitmaker is currently residing in Britain while she works as a judge on ‘The X Factor’ and is concerned she may end up sounding like the ‘Hung Up’ singer – who developed a transatlantic accent when she was living in the country with her ex-husband guy Ritchie – because of all the time she is spending in Europe.

She told BANG Showbiz, “If I went back to the States and I took some of these accent moments with me, my friends would cut me down! They’d be like, ‘Oh, Madonna, really?!’ Like they would go in on me and I love Madonna, but yeah. I would need to be over here for years in order to get a British accent, not a couple of months.”

The former Destiny’s Child star – who is about to release the international version of her album ‘Here I Am’ –is enjoying her time in Britain, and has discovered several new artists since touching down in London. She added, “Right now I love Emeli Sandé, Chase and Status, Labrinth and of course Tinie Tempah who I’ve collaborated with. And it goes without saying, Adele.”

We love Adele’s cute London twang – though we have to admit, Kelly’s divalicious sass might not sound quite the same in a prim, pommie accent!

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