Mark Ronson furious with Fleur East for performing his song Uptown Funk on X Factor before its release date

The producer rushed the release of his track


by Owen Tonks |
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She may have been popular by the time she reached the X Factor final but runner-up Fleur East managed to pee off someone along the way – Mark Ronson is annoyed she performed his song Uptown Funk on the show before its release date.

Aspiring pop star Fleur performed the track in the final of the show and once earlier in the series.

After her initial performance, her version of the tune was a hit on iTunes, prompting Mark to release the original song, which features Bruno Mars, early.

And although his song shot to the top of the charts, he’s irritated he was put in that situation.

Mark told NME: “I was in the States and I saw on Twitter that [former Kaiser Chiefs star] Nick Hodgson said, ‘Fleur East killing it with Uptown Funk.’

“I was like, ‘Oh that must be X Factor, that’s cool.’ Then I was like, ‘Wait, don’t the X Factor songs come actually out on iTunes?’ and then slowly this logic in my head unfolded.

“I realised this girl’s cover’s going to come out before our own.

“So yeah, for a minute I was a little bit annoyed and then we kind of rushed ours, which is ‘cause I think, 'Whatever it took to get the song out.'”

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X Factor 2014 24 finalists

The Boys - Andrea Faustini1 of 24

The Boys - Andrea Faustini

Age: 20From: Rome, Italy

Danny Dearden2 of 24

Danny Dearden

Age 23From: Rochdale

Paul Akister3 of 24

Paul Akister

Age: 25From: Lancashire

Jordan Morris4 of 24

Jordan Morris

Age: 20From: London

Jake Quickenden5 of 24

Jake Quickenden

Age: 26From: Scunthorpe

Jack Walton6 of 24

Jack Walton

Age 18From: Townville

The Girls - Lola Saunders7 of 24

The Girls - Lola Saunders

Age: 20From: Southshields

Stephanie Nala8 of 24

Stephanie Nala

Age: 20From: Hertfordshire

Emily Middlemas9 of 24

Emily Middlemas

Age: 15From: Glasgow

Chloe Jasmine10 of 24

Chloe Jasmine

Age: 24From: West London

Lauren Platt11 of 24

Lauren Platt

Age: 16From: Essex

Kerrianne Covell12 of 24

Kerrianne Covell

Age: 23From: Teeside

The Overs - Helen Fulthorpe13 of 24

The Overs - Helen Fulthorpe

Age: 33From: Cardiff

Fleur East14 of 24

Fleur East

Age: 26From: East London

Lizzy Pattinson15 of 24

Lizzy Pattinson

Age: 31From: Barnes

Jay James16 of 24

Jay James

Age: 31From: Sandersfoot, Wales

Stevi Ritchie17 of 24

Stevi Ritchie

Age: 34From: Essex

Ben Haenow18 of 24

Ben Haenow

Age: 29From: Croydon

The Groups - Only The Young19 of 24

The Groups - Only The Young

Concept20 of 24


New Girl Band21 of 24

New Girl Band

The Brooks22 of 24

The Brooks

New Boy Band23 of 24

New Boy Band

Blonde Electric24 of 24

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