Nelly Furtado suffered from writers' block

Nelly struggled writing while being filmed

Wed 9 May 2012

Nelly struggled writing while being filmed 

Trying to think of something to write isn't always easy at the best of times, but imagine wracking your brain with a camera in your face? 

Nelly Furtado had this exact problem when making her new album as a camera crew were trying to film video blogs while she wrote. Awkward. 

On the situation, Nelly said: "It's become a content-hungry universe. The most important person on your team nowadays is your videographer because they're constantly filming you. But I'm quite private, so I get a little bit nervous about that stuff. At first, I wasn't able to write a song with the cameraman in the room."

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"I've always admired people who can write like that. I've been there at hip-hop sessions where Kanye West will walk in and write in front of all 20 guys in his team. I'd be like, 'Oh my God!'"

Furtado revealed, however, that she overcame the problem by treating the camera man as another creative partnership. 

"The videographer would stay in the room and I eventually forgot he was there. It takes practice. It's another creative relationship."

Sounds like she may have made a new mate! 

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