Lily Allen name-drops everyone from Katy Perry, Rihanna and Lady Gaga on her upcoming album 'Sheezus' and while many would be quick to assume that she's dissing her fellow pop stars, the 'Smile' singer says that she's simply “commending” them for their success.
The 28-year-old is gearing up for the release of her long-awaited comeback album, which has been named in honour of Kanye West aka 'Yeezus,' next month and is believed to highlight the stereotypes of the pop industry much like the lead single 'Hard Out Here.'
Lily Allen's new album 'Sheezus' will be out on May 5 (Will Alexander/WENN)
On the album, Lily makes reference to several other female pop singers including Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Lorde and Katy Perry but she insists that she's not throwing shade.
In a candid interview with Rolling Stone, Lily explains: “It's completely the opposite of that, though. I'm saying that I want all of them to be Sheezus, and I want to be Sheezus too.”
The Brit babe added: “It's just not true. And if she's not succeeding commercially because she's standing by what she does as art, then that's a f**king great thing. That's to be commended. That's what makes a martyr. There's nothing wrong with that.”
Lily is no stranger to a bit of controversy and while 'Hard Out Here' was released in the UK, it's apparently too naughty for US radio.
“It wasn't their fault. I would love "Hard Out Here" to have been a single, but you can't have a song that has the word "bitch" in it 72 times on the radio,” Lily revealed.
“It's just not gonna happen. I would have liked to see "Sheezus" as a single, but it's not up-tempo enough. It's also got the word "period" in it, which is really offensive to people, even though half the world has to deal with it once a month.”
'Sheezus' will be out on May 5.