Laura Mvula has spoken out following the reveal of the BRIT Awards 2017 nominations, taking to Twitter to say she was “genuinely hurt” by not receiving a single nod in her direction.

Laura Mvula

Laura Mvula

After missing out on a nomination in the British Female Solo Artist category – which is this year recognising the work of Ellie Goulding, Anohni, Emeli Sande, Lianne La Havas and Nao - she took a screenshot of those who were nominated after writing that she was “feeling not quite good enough”.

She added: “Maybe if I wrote better music?” The comments come after she released her latest album ‘The Dreaming Room’ in June 2016.

This isn’t the first time Mvula has expressed her disappointment in the BRITs, last year refusing to attend the show because of a “diversity issue”.

Last February she explained on the Andrew Marr Show: “Growing up, my black identity is something that is hugely important to me and something that as I’m now going into my 30s I’m thinking lots and lots more about.

“I guess the problem for me is knowing that there are young black kids growing up feeling that they’re not acknowledged in society, in media and in mainstream music.”

The BRIT Awards broadcast live from the O2 Arena in London on February 22.

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