Lily Allen Says Music Industry People Suck


In her new Esquire UK cover story, Lily Allen — no stranger to controversy — admits she’s not a huge fan of her fellow pop stars. Apparently, they’re all vapid and horrible, reports NME.

“I feel like when I was growing up and dreaming of being a pop star, it was the days of Britpop when things felt authentic and anarchic and people were taking drugs and having a lot of fun and having sex with each other. So excuse me if I found it a bit disappointing when I arrived and it was a bunch of sterile fucking Botoxed idiots that stank of desperation.”

Since the “Hard Out Here” singer is 28 years old, one can assume that her kiddie and/or teen idols were folks like Robbie Williams, Oasis, the Spice Girls, Craig David and Joe Strummer, The Clash singer and guitarist who also happened to be her close family friend. These days though, as soon as Allen couldn’t burn up the dance floor anymore, her “friends” fell by the wayside.

“I thought the people in that showbiz circle were my friends. But almost the second I got pregnant and I wasn’t able to go out and party, they were suddenly quite nasty. There’s a way that those people survive and it’s not by being nice. The way they make themselves feel powerful is to ostracise other people.”

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