Lily: Negativity keeps me awake

Lily Allen

Lily Allen admits comments about her new video keep her up all night.

The British singer has recently made a return to the music world after taking time out to start a family with her husband Sam Cooper.

Her latest album Sheezus, Lily’s third studio record, has a May release date and is already courting controversy.

She recently released the third promo from it, Our Time, and can’t help but check what people are saying about it.

“I couldn’t get to sleep because I was up until three o’clock in the morning just, like, looking at YouTube comments on my new video. You get addicted to the negative side of stuff,” Lily revealed to thedebrief.co.uk.

“So then you go looking at the sites where you know people are going to be horrible. And then you become convinced that the entire world hates you. You’re sat there at three o’clock in the morning like, ‘Oh God, what am I doing, why am I doing this to myself?’”

Lily’s music has always drawn criticism.

She burst on to the scene in 2006 with a rebellious attitude and lyrics to match. She was quickly known for her partying ways too.

Her talent for shocking hasn’t faded since becoming a mother to daughters Ethel, two, and 14-month-old Marnie, and she poked fun at the obsession with women’s weight in Hard Out Here, the first track to be taken off her new album.

Despite her hard exterior, 28-year-old Lily says that negative comments still affect her, but she strives to put things into perspective when feeling down.

“My mom said something to me a few years ago, before the whole digital media thing came into play. I called her up really upset because I’d read something horrible and she said, ‘How did you feel before you read that thing?’ she explained.

“I said, ‘Absolutely fine,’ and she said, ‘Has anything actually, really, in the world, changed since you read that thing?”’

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