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Jameela Jamil opens up about being a producer on boyfriend James Blake’s album

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Jameela Jamil opens up about being a producer on boyfriend James Blake's album

Jameela Jamil is defending herself from taking a producer’s credit on her boyfriend James Blake’s new album.

The 35-year-old actress is credited as a producer on the 33-year-old singer’s new album Friends That Break Your Heart, though she initially didn’t want to be credited, because she knew she’d be criticized for it online.

The actress took to Instagram on Sunday to offer a lengthy statement about why she produced his album, and how the behavior of haters online may stop other women from producing.

Defending: Jameela Jamil is defending herself from taking a producer's credit on her boyfriend James Blake's new album

Defending: Jameela Jamil is defending herself from taking a producer's credit on her boyfriend James Blake's new album

Defending: Jameela Jamil is defending herself from taking a producer’s credit on her boyfriend James Blake’s new album

Boyfriend: The 35-year-old actress is credited as a producer on the 33-year-old singer's new album Friends That Break Your Heart, though she initially didn't want to be credited, because she knew she'd be criticized for it online

Boyfriend: The 35-year-old actress is credited as a producer on the 33-year-old singer's new album Friends That Break Your Heart, though she initially didn't want to be credited, because she knew she'd be criticized for it online

Boyfriend: The 35-year-old actress is credited as a producer on the 33-year-old singer’s new album Friends That Break Your Heart, though she initially didn’t want to be credited, because she knew she’d be criticized for it online

‘A lot of women insisting I couldn’t possibly have actually worked on my boyfriend’s music, and that he must have just credited me to be nice,’ she began.

‘I was a DJ for 8 years, and studied music for six years before that,’ Jamil continued.

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‘You are part of the problem of why women don’t pursue producing,’ she said in her photo, before continuing the message in her caption. 

Insisting: 'A lot of women insisting I couldn't possibly have actually worked on my boyfriend's music, and that he must have just credited me to be nice,' she began

Insisting: 'A lot of women insisting I couldn't possibly have actually worked on my boyfriend's music, and that he must have just credited me to be nice,' she began

Insisting: ‘A lot of women insisting I couldn’t possibly have actually worked on my boyfriend’s music, and that he must have just credited me to be nice,’ she began

Producing: 'You are part of the problem of why women don't pursue producing,' she said in her photo, before continuing the message in her caption

Producing: 'You are part of the problem of why women don't pursue producing,' she said in her photo, before continuing the message in her caption

Producing: ‘You are part of the problem of why women don’t pursue producing,’ she said in her photo, before continuing the message in her caption

‘Man. James had to fight me to take credit on this album because I was so Preemptively sick of the internet,’ she continued.

‘Especially after this same thing happened on his last record that I worked for countless hours on,’ Jamil added.

‘An additional hilarious side to this misogyny is that they only don’t believe in my musical input when they love the songs,’ she said. 

Same thing: 'Especially after this same thing happened on his last record that I worked for countless hours on,' Jamil added

Same thing: 'Especially after this same thing happened on his last record that I worked for countless hours on,' Jamil added

Same thing: ‘Especially after this same thing happened on his last record that I worked for countless hours on,’ Jamil added

‘If they don’t like a song then suddenly I CAN produce and it’s all my fault, and I produced the whole thing alone! LOL,’ she added.

She clarified that she took the credit, ‘because of how important it is for women who work on music to visibly exist in the space of music production, and because I would want any of you who follow me to take ownership of what is rightfully your achievements.’

She then added to women everywhere, ‘I hope you’re taking credit for your work wherever you are in the world right now. 

Song: 'If they don’t like a song then suddenly I CAN produce and it’s all my fault, and I produced the whole thing alone! LOL,' she added

Song: 'If they don’t like a song then suddenly I CAN produce and it’s all my fault, and I produced the whole thing alone! LOL,' she added

Song: ‘If they don’t like a song then suddenly I CAN produce and it’s all my fault, and I produced the whole thing alone! LOL,’ she added

‘I hope you know that if you’re not being believed over your achievements… that it’s not a reflection of you… it’s a reflection of people who are so underachieving, cowardly and insecure that they can’t fathom that you could be impressive,’ she added. 

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She clarified that this sort of thing, ‘happens at every level in every industry. Even to me. Even when I don’t credit myself, my boyfriend just quietly credited me.’

‘We are in this shit together. Representation matters. It is not our responsibility to be believed, liked, understood or approved of.

Not believed: 'I hope you know that if you’re not being believed over your achievements… that it’s not a reflection of you… it’s a reflection of people who are so underachieving, cowardly and insecure that they can’t fathom that you could be impressive,' she added

Not believed: 'I hope you know that if you’re not being believed over your achievements… that it’s not a reflection of you… it’s a reflection of people who are so underachieving, cowardly and insecure that they can’t fathom that you could be impressive,' she added

Not believed: ‘I hope you know that if you’re not being believed over your achievements… that it’s not a reflection of you… it’s a reflection of people who are so underachieving, cowardly and insecure that they can’t fathom that you could be impressive,’ she added

‘You just carry on as you are. I’m right there with you. Giving everyone the finger!’ she said.

‘Listen to Friends That Break your Heart by @jamesblake.’

‘It’s a stunning and important record. He’s a total freak of nature,’ Jamil concluded.

Finger: 'You just carry on as you are. I’m right there with you. Giving everyone the finger!' she said

Finger: 'You just carry on as you are. I’m right there with you. Giving everyone the finger!' she said

Finger: ‘You just carry on as you are. I’m right there with you. Giving everyone the finger!’ she said

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