R+B star Amerie's pop campaign is under threat - because she's spending more time playing computer games than writing and recording new songs.
The singer confesses she has become hooked on simulated world game The Sims and spends hours each day glued to the screen.
She says, "I am addicted to The Sims. I live out a virtual life online. I think it's seriously cool, but I guess it's kind of dorky.
"I've got Kelly Rowland into it too, and now we hook up in the game. Beyonce tried to join us, but she wasn't into it.
"Also I love to read science magazines. It's not very R+B I know."