Days after Professor Green spoke out against the controversial X Factor contestant, Lily Allen has revealed what she thinks...
Love her or hate her, you’re bound to have an opinion on this year’s most controversial X Factor act, Honey G.
Prompting ‘fix’ rows and social media backlash week after week, the 35-year-old self-proclaimed rapper from Harrow has continued to make it through each live show.
Now, musician Lily Allen has given her two cents on the contestant, and let’s just say that she’s clearly not a fan.
Speaking to BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac, she touched on the performer during a discussion about cultural appropriation in the music industry.
When asked about Honey G, Lily said: ‘As far as I can tell she is a white lady that dresses up in Ali G, Goldie Lookin’ Chain kind of attire.
‘She has done really well on X Factor and ITV is pouring money into her. I’m not black but I find it offensive. So wrong on so many levels, I can’t even start to talk about it.’
The Smile singer also touched on a time that she was accused of racism and cultural appropriation herself, following the release of her single Hard Out Here in 2013.
Lily confessed that it ‘felt horrible’ at the time, but that the experience left her determined to ‘do more research and strive to keep putting out music.’
Her words come just days after Professor Green criticised Honey G during his appearance on The Xtra Factor, following the week’s Halloween-themed performances.
The 32-year-old artist told hosts Rylan Clark-Neal and Matt Edmonson: ‘I don’t feel she should be in the competition. I feel like she’s taking the right mickey out of rap and I feel like it’s a bit of an injustice.
‘It’s an entertainment show but music is at the core of it, come on.’
He received a lot of applause online for his comments, with many believing that Honey G is a ‘joke’ act or an ‘actress’.
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