X Factor's Honey G hits back at Lily Allen: "She needs to get her facts right!"

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The X Factor's Honey G has hit back at Lily Allen after the 'Smile' singer branded her "offensive".

Last week, Lily gave her damning opinion of the X Factor rapper during an interview with BBC Radio 1, blasting: "She's just so wrong on so many levels."

Honey G perfoms for the judges on 'The X Factor'. Broadcast on ITV1HD

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While talking to DJ Annie Mac, she said: "As far as I can tell, she is sort of like a white lady in her late 30s that dresses up in sort of Ali G, Goldie Lookin Chain kind of attire, glasses.

"But she has done really well on X Factor and ITV are piling loads of money into her.

"I'm not black but I find it offensive. It's sort of like, oh look how funny... it's just so wrong on so many levels, I can't even start to talk about it."

Now, having made it through another weekend of live shows, furious Honey, 35, has spoken out and slammed Lily's comments.

Lily Allen speaking to 'Peston on Sunday'. Broadcast on ITV1 HD. - 22 May 2016

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In an interview with GetWestLondon, Honey - real name Anna Georgette Gilford - said: "My mum is a pianist and I've followed in her footsteps, her music is classical and mine in rap.

"I come from a musical background. People haven't done their homework on me.

"Lily Allen said she finds it offensive but she needs to get her facts right."

While she was at it, Honey G also stuck the boot into Professor Green, who accused her of "taking the mickey out of rap".

Xtra Factor: Professor Green talks about Honey G
30 October 2016


She continued: "Professor Green said I'm taking the mickey out of rap music. But then Snoop Dog has talked about doing a record with me and 50 Cent has backed me."

Despite her continued success on the ITV1 competition, Honey G is definitely this year's most controversial contestant. Since making it through to the live shows following the Judges' Houses stage, she has fallen foul to criticism and bitter death threats. She has even been accused of "racism", an allegation she vehemently denies.

Speaking to The Mirror last month, Honey G insisted: "All that stuff to do with me attacking black culture is utterly ridiculous. I've never said anything racist or behaved in that way, just because I'm pushing music from a black origin doesn't mean I'm attacking black culture.

"I'm not the only white person in the world who likes black music. There's no evidence, proof or truth that I am a racist."

This weekend, Honey G - who is being mentored by Sharon Osbourne - and her fellow contestants will be taking on 'Disco' classics. On Sunday night, it was confirmed that she has made it onto the official 'X Factor Live Tour', alongside 5 After Midnight, Ryan Lawrie, Emily Middlemas, Sam Lavery, Matt Terry, Saara Aalton and Four Of Diamonds, who were the latest act to be sent home.

The X Factor continues, 8pm. ITV1, Saturday 12 November.

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