"I wouldn't say we were friends," he explained. "To be completely honest - and no disrespect to anyone - I genuinely believe that I make better music, all the way around."
The remark caused a Twitter firestorm, with fans debating the merits of the two singers. Now Miguel has placed a short statement online, saying there is "no need to compare apples to oranges".
"Yes, I am competitive, we ALL have to have a level of competitiveness to put ourselves on the line day in and day out," he continued. "But I also believe there's room for all artists. That's what Wildheart is all about: celebrating individuality."
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