'She is a white lady who dresses up in Ali G attire': Lily Allen slams 'offensive' X Factor rapper Honey G for being 'so wrong on so many levels'
Lily Allen has slammed controversial X Factor contestant Honey G for being 'so wrong on so many levels'.
The outspoken singer, 30, gave her very frank opinion on the wannabe rapper during an interview with DJ Annie Mac on Radio 1's The Exchange on Wednesday.
Slamming the talent show star as 'offensive', the It's Not Fair hitmaker was discussing cultural appropriation within the music industry in the impassioned chat.
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'So wrong on so many levels': Lily Allen (L) has slammed controversial X Factor contestant Honey G (R) for being 'so wrong on so many levels'
When the topic of Honey G - real name Anna Georgette Gilford - arose, Lily had some choice words on the matter.
'I’m not black but I find it offensive,' she 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. So wrong on so many levels, I can’t even start to talk about it.'
Honey G faced the wrath of music fans over the weekend when her fellow contestant Gifty Louise was booted off the show after the public vote.
'Offensive': The outspoken singer, 30, gave her very frank opinion on the wannabe rapper during an interview with DJ Annie Mac on Radio 1's The Exchange on Wednesday
Controversial: Slamming the talent show star as 'offensive', the It's Not Fair hitmaker was discussing cultural appropriation within the music industry in the impassioned chat
Despite mentor Simon Cowell opting to keep her on the show, his fellow judges Nicole Scherzinger, Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh chose to keep girl group Four Of Diamonds in the running instead.
Honey G - who has not yet faced a sing-off on the ITV talent show and has sailed through week after week - received a slew of hateful tweets calling for her to be stabbed and shot.
Clearly keen to move off the topic of the aspiring hip hop star, Lily appeared to want to get more than just The X Factor off her chest.
She said: 'I really want to write politically motivated songs, but they sound really earnest and preachy.
Lacking talent? Honey G faced the wrath of music fans over the weekend when her fellow contestant Gifty Louise was booted off the show after the public vote
'I'd make them if I thought they would be good and catchy, but where I haven’t succeeded in getting these messages across in my music I get them across through my social media platform.'
The singer recently announced to her 5.8million Twitter followers that a taxi driver had told her to 'find an immigrant' to pick up her and her daughters.
'It gave me a glimpse of what it feels like to be discriminated against,' she said.
Continuing her chat on Radio 1, Lily added: 'I feel like I'm here in this position and there are things that are going on post-Brexit, and actually before Brexit. I feel like it’s my responsibility.
'I knew full well that there was going to be a fallout from the mainstream media, but I kind of feel empowered by it rather than upset by it.
'If [as a musician] you want to make millions of pounds and please everyone, then don’t say anything. But if you want to make changes, then the only way to do it is to talk and do it in your music.'
Dreams: Lily also revealed her desire to write 'politically motivated' songs
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