The Hook Up caught up with Robin Thicke in a Q&A, asking the American R&B singer about whether the UK perception that white female soul singers are more favored than black female singers – as in Amy Winehouse, Duffy and Joss Stone – is something he faces in America. “In the US it’s different,” Thicke said. “All that is, is people want to be connected with something that’s similar to them, I bet it’s more of a white audience that go to those artists (Amy et al) shows. My situation is different because my audience is mostly black, my music doesn’t even play on pop radio. I play on the most urban stations out there, I haven’t even begun to cross over. Y’know I’m not an artist just to be an artist, I’m an artist for the sake of the music being appreciated.” The transcript at myspace.com has since been removed.