Blue hunk Simon Webbe is miserable at being passed over by the Mobo Awards - and fears it may be a case of race.

The ALL RISE singer is annoyed his band has never been nominated for any MUSIC OF BLACK ORIGIN awards, because he thinks their sound classifies them in the urban music category.

Simon moans, "Is it because I'm in a band with three white guys? Twice we've been snubbed and that hurts, man."

But MOBO boss KANYA KING laughs off the suggestion, saying, "It's the public who decide the nominees. Maybe people don't associate Blue with urban music? Maybe because they are not seen to do anything other than pop events?"

24/09/2003 13:36