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Brian: Song is about Delta, not about date rape

NIAMH HORAN Entertainment Reporter

Published 27/02/2011 | 05:00

SHOCKED: Brian McFadden
SHOCKED: Brian McFadden

Brian McFadden has been forced to defend his new single over claims that it promotes date rape.

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This weekend the singer hit back at critics, saying it is a song written about his fiancee Delta Goodrem.

And he denied that he was encouraging alcohol-induced sexual assault.

"I am shocked at these ridiculous accusations about my new song that have been written.

"For the record, I wrote the song about how I love it when Delta has a drink (which is very rare) and she's dancing."

He later followed up on the social-networking site Twitter: "My new song is a tongue-in-cheek song about how I find it cute when a girl gets drunk," he said, adding, "I am not promoting date-rape."

"What's the next thing I'm going to be labelled as from things I say?

"And yes it is dumb lyrics and a dumb beat -- that's the point! When did I ever claim to be John Lennon."

In the song, the former Westlife star sings "I like you just the way you are, drunk in the back seat of my car" and "drunk as s*** dancing at the bar".

He then adds that he "can't wait" to take the girl home "so I can take advantage" and "do some damage".

The new scandal comes after the 30-year-old Irish singer was questioned by Australian police following a mid-flight incident.

McFadden denied reports he went on a drunken rampage during the flight from Los Angeles to Sydney, claiming the whole episode was a "storm in a teacup".

Reports at the time said he was intoxicated on board the flight, attempted to light a cigarette and was abusive toward passengers and crew.

But in a message on Twitter, McFadden wrote: "Wasn't arrested! Didn't smoke on the flight. And the Virgin staff were very nice. I did have a few drinks but I was not smashed and abusive.

"If reports were true then I would have been arrested, fined and wosrt! (sic) banned from my favourite airline V Australia. Storm in a teacup."

Sunday Independent

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