The R&B singer told the Daily Star: "When I was at secondary school, I went through a phase where I wasn't fitting in at all. The other kids just didn't understand why I wanted to be a singer.
"So they would keep asking me daft questions, like whether I did ballet as well. It was a tough time - but everybody has to go through some form of bullying."
Run D.M.C.'s Rev Run and Spice Girl Mel B will host this year's MOBO Awards from Wembley Arena on October 15.
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