Honey G hits out at haters “discriminating” against her for being a white rapper
Controversial X Factor rapper Honey G has hit out at haters, suggesting they are “discriminating” against her.
In a new interview with Jewish News, Honey – also known as Anna Georgette Gilford – told the publication: “I’ve been involved in urban music all my life. I’m a producer and natural born performer, so for people to say to me that I’m raping black culture actually feels like it’s them discriminating. They’ve got a problem with a white person rapping.
“The people who’ve come out and insulted me are not exactly spokespeople for the black community. No one’s said, ‘I’m speaking on behalf of the black community.’
“These people are just haters, they’re never going to get anywhere with preaching hate. It’s literally ridiculous. The most ridiculous thing I’ve heard in my entire life.”
The star has been the subject of a number of controversies on The X Factor this year, with many viewers suggesting she doesn’t have what it takes to be a genuine rap artist.
Amongst her critics include musician Lily Allen, who recently accused her of appropriating black culture.
In an interview with Annie Mac on BBC Radio One, Allen said: “I’m not black but I find it offensive. So wrong on so many levels, I can’t even start to talk about it.”
However, Honey has her supporters amongst the black community, including the endorsement of rappers Snoop Dogg and 50 Cent.
In fact, Snoop Dogg loves Honey so much that he promised The Daily Star he would “drop whatever I have on to give them an X Factor exclusive and duet with Honey.”
He went on to guarantee “we can give a performance like The X Factor ain’t never seen before”.
The prospect of the duet of a lifetime is looking increasingly likely, as Honey G competes in the quarter-finals of The X Factor this weekend.