X Factor's Honey G confirms she HAS bagged a record deal with Simon Cowell's label... amid claims she will 'make millions' from controversial stint on the show
The controversial rapper, 35, who had been hinting at a deal with the 57-year-old music mogul for weeks, announced the signing during the live final on Sunday.
Despite being voted off in week seven, Honey G revealed her first single would be released on December 23, going head to head with winner Matt Terry's own track.
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Controversial: Honey G revealed she has bagged a record deal with Simon Cowell's label Syco - sharing the news on Twitter before the winner of X Factor was even announced
In a video clip posted on her Twitter account during live final, Honey G said: 'Yo yo yo this is your girl Honey G.
'I hope you all enjoyed my performance last night at the 'X Factor' final and, yes it is true I am now signed to Simon Cowell's record label Syco.'
The rapper - whose real name is Anna Georgette Gilford - revealed her first single will be released weeks after winner Matt Terry's song on December 23.
She continued: 'I'm going to be releasing my first single on the 23rd December and I'm shooting the video this week so I'm so excited. I'm just so happy.
She added: 'I just hope everyone goes out, buys the single, supports it, we tear it up and we kill it, smash it. Bring on the album.'
Rising rapper: Despite being voted off in week seven, Honey G revealed her first single would be released on December 23, going head to head with winner Matt Terry's own track
New horizons: The controversial rapper, 35, who had been hinting at a deal with the 57-year-old music mogul for weeks, announced the signing during the live final on Sunday
As for Matt, his debut single is When Christmas Comes Around and has been penned by pop star Ed Sheeran.
The track was made available to download and stream immediately after the hunky singer's debut performance of the stunning song at the end of the show.
All proceeds will be going to hospice charities, Together For Short Lives and Shooting Star Chase.
It comes as Honey G is tipped to become a 'millionare' due to her stint on X Factor, according to the Daily Star.
Rapping up: And Honey G may have been booted off The X Factor weeks before but she was back with a bang on Saturday night when she took the stage at the final to debut her first single
Honey in the House: The rapper, who finished fifth on the show, took to the stage for a mash-up of some of her biggest covers whilst also giving fans a preview of her debut single
Rappers 50 Cent and Snoop Dogg have declared they are fans of Honey G, while X Factor host Dermot O'Leary said after the show: 'It’s not called Who’s Got The Best Voice? It’s called The X Factor – and Honey G’s got The X Factor.'
Honey G, who finished fifth on the ITV talent show, took to the stage for a performance of some of her biggest covers from the show whilst also giving fans a sneak preview of her debut single.
Speaking to host Dermot O’Leary after her performance, she said: 'It felt wicked (to be up there). I just want to plug my single that's coming out on December 23 called ‘The Honey G Show’.
'Everyone who’s locked in, we’re going to rip it up. This is the Honey G official takeover ... There was a sneak preview of my upcoming single in that medley.
'Everyone’s got to go out and buy it and support the single. Honey G’s taking over. It’s Honey G time.'
Winner! As for Matt, his debut single is When Christmas Comes Around and has been penned by pop star Ed Sheeran
Chart topper? Speaking to host Dermot afterwards, she said: 'It felt wicked (to be up there). I just want to plug my single that's coming out on December 23 called ‘The Honey G Show’
During the performance, Honey G and the ‘X Factor’ judges - Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh, Nicole Scherzinger and Sharon Osbourne - all donned Honey’s trademark sunglasses, which had her name scrolling across them in lights.
The decision to bring back Honey G was blasted by fans, with one viewer taking to Twitter to write: 'So you let Honey G come back to Wembley but no one else? What makes the talentless waste of a rap Honey so special? Very strange decision? (sic)'
Another user added: 'Why was Honey G getting special treatment over the other finalists??? Not as if Emily will get a five minute slot to give a promo for her new single... shocking behaviour X-factor (sic)'
Picking it up: The Harrow born rapper, real name is Anna Georgette Gilford, is the first former contestant to perform a solo track at the final of the series which they took part in
However, some were pleased to see the return of the rapper, with one writing: "Shocking that she was ever voted out. HONEY G IS THE XFACTOR!!! What a performance!!! (sic)"
Meanwhile speaking on Lorraine, Honey previously revealed that she believes Syco is the best label for her because she's already built up a relationship with them.
She explained: 'I entered 'The X Factor' because I wanted a record deal. I'm not really interested in anything else apart from getting signed to get a record deal.
'Obviously, with Syco, I know the team really well. We get on really well so it would be lovely to be signed by them because the relationship is already formed.'
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