|Bitching from across the pond.|
Since 2006, Lily Allen has been one of the leading bitches in music, so it's no surprise that she's been like that her whole life. Thus, she is more than deserving of Bitch of the Week. Let's break it down into the specifics, shall we?
She Didn't Take Shit as a Child
Lily attended some of the most expensive schools in the UK, and was enrolled in 13 schools in total before she dropped out at age 15. During this time, her father had left the family and Lily discovered her passion for music and opted to pursue it as a career. She worked at a record store and dealt ecstasy to pay the bills. Who needs school anyway!
She Didn't Take Shit from Katy Perry
When Katy Perry hit the scene, she described herself as a "skinnier version" of Lily Allen. Lily retorted by being "frosty:"
I met her I was bit frosty with her because someone asked her to describe herself. She's like, 'Aha, I'm like a fatter version of Amy Winehouse and a skinner version of Lily Allen!' It's like, you're not English and you don't write your own songs, shut up!She Loves Britney
Lily has a strong grasp on the pop music hierarchy, and she knows that Britney sits pretty at the top. She has proven this time and time again:
You can not compare Britney with Lady Gaga. You are putting Lady Gaga at the same level of Britney Spears? I really cannot believe it, Lady GaGa is good, but she’s a new artist, Britney Spears is a legend. They are two different artists, two forms of entertainment but very different, is like comparing Picasso to Dali.And then again:
Madonna is overrated. I haven't gotten anything against her at all but I don't think anything she's done since the early 80s has really been, like, "wow." She might have meant something once but I don't know many people my age who care. For me, Britney Spears is the queen of pop.She's Humble
She has a lot of confidence, but she has her own issues and owns up to them. She admitted to taking swipes at other pop stars because of her own insecurities: "I felt like, 'Oh God, I'm short, fat, ugly... And I hate all those people who flaunt their beauty.'"
And She Uses It to Make Killer Songs
"It's hard out here for a bitch."
Her song "Alfie", which is about her brother, Game of Thrones star Alfie Allen, is a playful account of his pot habit. "Fuck You" is an open letter to George W. Bush. Her upcoming is titled Sheezus.
Thank you, Lily Allen, for your candor and delightful music. Hopefully the US lifts its ban and you can perform stateside again!