Lily Allen talks ‘ridiculous name-checks’

Lily Allen

Lily Allen thinks it’s “ridiculous” to believe there is just one pop queen.

The 28-year-old singer is gearing up for the release of her fifth studio album Sheezus.

In the eponymous title track, Lily names peers like Lady Gaga and Lorde directly, but she isn’t interested in personally attacking anyone.

“It’s kind of ridiculous because I name-check Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Rihanna and Lorde, and I don’t think that I could even possibly take one tiny diamond off of any of their crowns,” she told MTV News.

“The idea of the song is the ridiculousness that there even is a Sheezus.”

Lily went on the explain the artistic approach behind her tune Sheezus.

The musician wanted to call attention to how the media creates false tension between people in the music industry.

“There’s a song on the album … called Sheezus, and the first verse is about me re-entering the music scene, and how kind of scary that is,” she explained.

“And the choruses talk about people who are this in the scene, and [the idea] that women tend to be played against one another. The way I read it, there’s a queen and everyone else is in her slipstream. So I guess what it’s trying to say is that we can all be ‘Sheezus’.”

Lily has engaged in public feuds with the likes of Elton John and Perez Hilton in the past.

But since becoming a wife and mother to two children, she admits being involved in conflict no longer appeals to her.

“I don’t even know why I did it before,” Lily said. “That’s one thing that has changed from having children; you realize that everybody is somebody else’s child, and would you like someone to say that about your child?”

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