Jameela Jamil was forced to defend her skills in music production.
After receiving social media reviews for her credit on boyfriend James Blake’s new album Friends That Break Your Heart, The Good Place star opened up about her background in the music industry.
“A lot of women, for the most part, insist that I couldn’t have actually worked on my boyfriend’s music, and that he just had to credit me with being nice… I was a DJ for 8 years and I studied music for 6 years before that. ” the 35-year-old tweeted on Sunday. “You are part of the problem of why women don’t continue production.”
This is not the first time that the actress has been credited with one of her partner’s projects.
Blake, 33, released her fourth studio album, Assume Form, in 2019. Jamil produced several tracks from the album, which was nominated for Best Alternative Music Album at the 2020 Grammy Awards. On Instagram, she claimed that Blake, with whom she had been dating since 2015, had to convince her to add her production credit since she was already “so fed up with the Internet”.
“In the end, I took the credit I deserved because of the importance for women working in music to visibly exist in the music production space, and because I wish I didn’t Any of you who follow me take ownership of what is rightfully your accomplishments, ”explained Jamil, adding that she hopes other producers take credit for their work.
The She-Hulk star concluded by reminding her three million followers that “we’re all in this shit together” and encouraged others to “keep going.”
Other celebrities praised Jamil in the comments, comedian Chelsea Handler writing: “Women are smarter, more resourceful and have faced forced humility. We’re done with all that. “
While Questlove insisted she should ‘take all the credit’ for her work and Natasha Bedingfield commented: “I’m glad to have a guy who makes sure you get the respect you deserve x a excellent record. “