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Tricky brands Damon Albarn pretentious

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May 29, 2013 | 8:57am EDT

British musician Tricky has launched a broadside at Blur rocker Damon Albarn, branding him "pretentious" and "not real". The former Massive Attack star teamed up with Albarn for a song on 1996 Tricky album Nearly God, but it was removed from the tracklisting just weeks before the record's release. The star - real name Adrian Thaws - explained the decision by stating he was not a fan of Albarn's slow method of working in the studio, but now he has spoken out to slam the Parklife singer for a comment he made during a visit to a rundown part of Leeds, England. Tricky tells Mojo magazine, "We were walking through Leeds and it was just f**ked and I said, 'Look, these kids ain't got f**k all (sic). And he goes, 'They got us'. And that was the end of my relationship with him. "What do you mean, 'They got us'? A pretentious comment says to me that you're not real, and when you're not real I can't waste my time on you."

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