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'I Could Have Been Like Amy Winehouse' Says Leona Lewis

The pair both attended The Brit School of Performing Arts

Leona Lewis graces the cover of The Sun's Fabulous magazine tomorrow (October 7th), and she talks about guns, drugs, and baring all in the interview.

She told the magazine: “I could have ended up like Amy [Winehouse]... I grew up having to be streetwise, having to know how to handle myself."

"It would have been very easy for me because of where I come from. It would probably have been very easy for me to have been like Amy, but I just wouldn't do that."

The pair both attended The Brit School and upon leaving the famous institution Leona entered the X Factor and won the competition in 2006 at the age of 21.

Leona Lewis says she could have ended up like singer Amy Winehouse (WENN)

"I'm a Hackney girl" she continues, "I can handle myself. If I was in a club and someone pulled a gun, I would stay calm because it's not out of my world."

Leona also recently revealed to The Guardian that she enjoys rapping: “I do like to rap sometimes, but that’s not on the album. When I’m in the car and there’s a song on I’ll go onto Google and look up the lyrics and rap along. I do a lot of Nicki Minaj songs,” Leona said.

She says she could deal with the threat of a gun, but how did Leona react when a bystander took a swing for her at a book signing in 2009...

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