Lisa of FredFlare.com caught up with Estelle for a Q&A, asking the singer who her role model is. “Mary J. Blige! I love her,” Estelle said. “I met her, she’s lovely, it was amazing, she actually knew my name. It was so cool, especially because I never had vocal lessons and I used to listen to her CD and taught myself to sing from there. Basically she’s one of the main reasons why I do what I do, we bonded over that when we met, she feels the same way about Aretha Franklin!” The entire interview at fredflare.com has since been removed.