Top 5 Greatest Lily Allen Outbursts
2. The Azealea Banks Twitter Feud
The thing with Lily Allen is: she's not always the one that starts the fight, but she's very quick to fire back when shot at. A year ago, when Azealea Banks attacked Allen out of the blue, Banks took swipes at the singer in a distinctly High School manner, accusing her of being a cocaine addict and calling her husband ugly. Banks soon learned that this was monumentally stupid, when Allen took it as an opportunity to put Banks in her place in a far more cutting manner. "Not even gonna @ her but if she wants to talk about weak, I'm sure her record sales to date should suffice. One hit wonder," Allen Tweeted. "And my husband? Don't go there bitch Or your totally unnecessary security detail may actually have something to worry about #wannabe." Me-ow!
1. Exposing the Music Industry's Upper Echelons
As the video for "Hard Out Here" goes some way to explaining, Lily Allen doesn't think females trying to operate within the music industry have a particularly good time of it. And she'll take any and every opportunity to have a rant about it. "In the music industry, women have always been controlled by male execs, told to do the Kate Moss thing," she told The Guardian late last year. "Keep your mouth shut, or people will laugh at you. They've been talking about us like this for years, basically." Then, just a week ago, more of the same during an interview with the UK's Press Play. "The music industry is run mainly by elder males, and probably when they're trying to justify the amount of money that they make and the power that they wield, it probably sits better with them to be able to assert their power and control over something that they see as weak, and I think they probably see women as being weak." Well, somebody had to say it...