Top 5 Greatest Lily Allen Outbursts
As anyone in her native UK will tell you, Lily Allen has been suffering (or thriving, depending on your perspective) from a lack of filter ever since she emerged with her charisma-laden debut full-length, Alright Still, in 2006. Mouthy, quick-witted and -- as her fellow Londoners would say -- a bit of a smart-arse, Allen's opinionated diatribes and inability to back down from public arguments, have got her into heaps of trouble over the years. So, in celebration of the fact that Sheezus is performing at the Nassau Coliseum with Miley Cyrus this weekend, here are our Top 5 favorite Lily Allen outbursts.
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5. Hitting Back at Annoying Critics
After a British reality TV person named Katie Hopkins said of Allen: "I quite liked her when she was singing and kind of interesting and then she... was removing herself from the spotlight because she wanted to be a mother and that largely involved gaining two stone [28 lbs] and looking pretty hideous... She is just famous for having a famous dad," the singer hit back via Twitter, and made Hopkins look like an unreasonable, ignorant douchebag. " I am not famous for having a famous dad, I doubt that most of my fan base have a clue who my father is," Allen began, before explaining, "[My] two pregnancies... were terrifying... and I was pretty much on bed rest for 20 months. I wasn't exercising because I didn't want to take any risks, and, funnily enough, the survival of my children felt more important than being thin. Oh, and whilst 'weighing me up', fat shaming... hey, look I'm on the cover of Elle this month!" That told her!
4. Ranting Mid-Set About Soccer at 2014's Glastonbury Festival
In June, Lily Allen was performing at one of England's biggest festivals, Glastonbury, right when the rest of her country was consumed with the World Cup. Utterly unprompted, Allen decided to go after the head of the International Federation of Football (FIFA), mid-set, saying: "The next song is dedicated to... the most corrupt, annoyingly corrupt, person there is in the world, [FIFA head] Sepp fucking Blatter, you cunt!" Unperturbed that few people knew what the hell she was talking about, she later continued: "I was worried I was going to conflict with an England game in the World Cup... But that didn't happen. Not only because we are shit, but I reckon there's probably a little bit of corruption going on." This is particularly funny, given that her actor father, Keith Allen, sang on a popular English "football" anthem, back in 1998 (called "Vindaloo"). Bet he was thrilled.
3. Bickering With Elton John
In England, Elton John is practically a member of the Royal Family -- he's used to getting his own way, diva-ing up a room when he's not happy and turning an extraordinary level of bitchiness on at the drop of a hat. So pairing him up with Lily Allen to present a GQ Award in 2008 was always going to be a disaster. Allen, for her part, was not on form that night, hitting the stage, clearly intoxicated and transparently unimpressed with the entire affair. John, irritated by her lack of professional sheen, spat out: "What? Are you gonna have another drink?" Lily responded: "Fuck off, Elton. You know what? I'm 40 years younger than you. I've got my whole life ahead of me," to laughs from the audience. This prompted Elton to declare, "I could still snort you under the table." Step too far, Elton. Step too far.