Her ‘jealous' bandmates drove the singer out of her own band

SugababesKeisha Buchanan was pushed out of the chart-topping band by her ‘jealous’ bandmates Heidi Range and Amelle Berrabah.

Although it’s Keisha, 25, who’s often been accused of being a bully – something she’s always denied – Now can exclusively reveal that she was the victim of a secret plot.

Heidi, 26, and Amelle, 25, secretly planned to oust Keisha, who founded the band when she was just 13 years old, and even had her replacement Jade Ewen waiting in the wings.

Amid rumours of bust-ups, things apparently came to a head between the girls shortly after they arrived in 
LA two weeks ago to film their new video.

But insiders say that behind the scenes Amelle and Heidi had been holding secret talks for months and it was their management who suggested that Jade, 21, could step into Keisha‘s shoes.

A friend of Keisha tells us: ‘She’s really hurt by what happened. They had a disagreement in the US, but she thought it was sorted out.

Keisha was the Sugababes – she’s always been the key writing talent and the one who arranged the harmonies. She’s straight talking and always wanted the best for the band, but it seems the others had been growing resentful.

‘Everyone knew Keisha was the main talent in the band.’

The ambitious singer/songwriter is a savvy businesswoman who’ll still reap the awards of the band’s new line-up.

‘She’s definitely going to have the last laugh – she owns part of the Sugababes name, so will still receive royalties,’ reveals her pal.


See the full story about Keisha Buchanan and the Sugababes in Now magazine dated 5 October 2009 – out now!

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