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ShowbizBy Sunday World I'm always in the friend zone says women always put him in the "friend zone".

The 'It's My Birthday' hitmaker admits he finds it hard to get into a relationship because all the girls he knows don't want to "ruin" their friendship with him.

He said: "If you are close to mom, if you're nice, you listen more than you talk - for some reason the girls never want a relationship. The girls say, 'I never want to ruin this.'"

However, the 41-year-old musician is keen to have a family one day but admits he already feels as though he has adopted children in a "roundabout way" through his work with the local communities where he grew up.

He told The Telegraph magazine: "What do you mean by family? DNA swapping or do you mean encouragement, moral installing and opportunity providing? To me, that is just as much family as DNA swapping because I am a product of a DNA swap and I don't know who my dad is.

"There are a whole lot of babies that ain't got no parents. I am not quite ready to Angelina Jolie it yet, but I have kids that I have kinda adopted in a roundabout way."

When asked if he was ready for kids now, he added: "Not right now. I need to complete this dream first before I become selfish, having kids."