Atomic Kitten members Liz and Natasha have told all that Sugababe’s Heidi Range was never a member of the Kittens.
Kitten Liz McLarnon was quoted as muttering “Heidi was in an earlier band with me and Kerry but we weren’t Atomic Kitten then.” Natasha then added “I wish people would stop saying Heidi was in Atomic Kitten. She was never in Atomic Kitten ok. No way.”
Natasha said Heidi made the decision to leave their band to head in an R&B direction.
But the Kittens, who release a new single, entitled ‘It’s OK’, on 20 May, brushed aside suggestions of a spat with chart opponents Sugababes, despite recent reports of vicious girl group rivalry. They also confirmed that Heidi Range left the previous line up for reasons of her own and was not pushed out of the band.
Less than a copule of weeks back, Heidi told the press that she left the band because it wasn’t heading in the direction she wanted.Meanwhile Kitten Liz praised their No 1 Single, Freak Like Me, saying, “I think the Sugababes single is a wicked tune. It’s sound. They’ve got wicked voices too and it deserves to be No 1.”
It was also recently reported that Sugababes told a leading publication that popular chart opponents Atomic Kitten had slagged them off left, right and center for no rhyme or reason. They didn’t do anything to or even say anything that would make them feel like slagging the Sugababes was a right thing to do. But since they did it first, the Sugababes have dissed them as well.
Mutya was then quoted as saying “They’re wannabes and we’re real. We all have the ability to have solo careers. They just don’t”. She ranted further “They said we looked like their arses and we should get jobs in Sainsbury’s.”
Meanwhile, Heidi rushed to act as a possible peacemaker. She’s been quoted as saying the Kittens are ‘Good at what they do’ and that ‘Natasha’s really talented.’