X Factor’s Honey G says Lily Allen “needs to get her facts right” after being labelled “offensive”
Honey G has responded to the remarks made by Lily Allen, who insulted the X Factor rapper on BBC Radio One last week.
“Friday Night” singer Lily Allen slammed Honey G and labelled her act “offensive”.
During an interview with radio DJ Annie Mac on the BBC’s Radio One, Lily said: “As far as I can tell she [Honey G] 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.”
However, Honey G has hit back at Lily, arguing that the singer “needs to get her facts right”. In an interview with local newspaper GetWestLondon, Honey G responded Lily’s comments, as well as remarks made by Professor Green who also badmouthed the rapper on the Xtra Factor.
Honey G said: “Lily Allen said she finds it offensive but she needs to get her facts right. Professor Green said I’m taking the mickey out of rap music.
“But then Snoop Dogg has talked about doing a record with me and 50 Cent has backed me.”
It is true that artist 50 Cent did indeed stick up for the X Factor contestant after accusations of cultural appropriation were flying around the media.
Last month he told the Daily Star newspaper: “For anybody who thinks a white person performing music of black origin is racist, you know they don’t know what racism really is.
“Come and speak to real victims of racism who have seen their kids shot up. These people complaining ain’t got a clue.”
Honey G also talked about her determination to make it to the final of the ITV singing competition. She said: “I have been told I am not going to make it and could never win but I have beaten thousands to get to where I am.
“People who have said I am not going to be able to follow my dreams, these people need their head checked as I am through to the sixth show of X Factor.
“Anyone who is saying I am a joke don’t know I have a 2:1 degree in music technology and production.”
Honey continued: “Since the competition my confidence has boosted quite a lot and I am now determined to make it to the final.”
X Factor continues Saturday at 8pm on ITV.