Rebecca Ferguson claimed was subjected to racial slurs and was bullied in the music industry after the X Factor catapulted her to fame.
The Scouse songstress posted an explosive open letter on twitter, which she claims lifts the lid on “corruption and the misuse of power” in the music industry
She doesn’t name any individual in the “statement of truth”
The 31-year-old claims she was called “black face” and was left feeling “broken” by the pressures of fame.
She wrote: “The oppression had reached it’s absolute worst when I was called and told I had to do something that compromised my integrity I was requested to do a gig and told: ‘They want you because you’re a black face.'”
She continued: “On a separate occasion it was said by the same person at an event in London: ‘Black people are only good for entertaining and running, and not for sitting as CEOs of companies.'”
Rebecca claims the alleged “abuse” led to her having a physical breakdown.
She said: “Things got worse, and over this period I became very, ill I had a physical collapse, and medical staff told me ‘your body has given up.’
“I then went on to have tests that showed I had precancerous cells.
“I collapsed three times and started to see and feel myself lose who I was, but still, I felt I had to smile in interviews to maintain how amazing my life was but in actual reality I was unhappy.”
She added: “On the surface, my career would appear to have been at times a dream come true. However, the reality of the abuses I have suffered behind the scenes is a completely different tale and one of abuse, bullying and the total misuse of power.
“It left me broken and unable to express my music in the way that I would have liked to, it changed how I wrote my songs as I was filled with sadness and anger at something I had no power to change.”
Rebecca says she is finally speaking out to support other victims.
She wrote: “I’m doing this statement to support all victims of systematic abuse in every field of work and who are currently living in fear and that have had their stories silenced with an NDA.
“But the music industry needs to wake up there is unchecked abuses of power none of the above will come as a surprise to most in the industry we cannot allow people to misuse their position.”