lilyBritish pop singer, Lily  Allen, is back and causing controversy in the process.  It’s been four years since Allen has released any music, but her new single, “Hard Out Here,” pokes fun at the recent misogyny in pop culture, by parodying the likes of Robin Thicke, Miley Cyrus and others.

Allen’s single speaks about the issues there are with being a woman in the music business. From body image, to being referred to as bitches, Allen doesn’t leave a music industry stone unturned. But some people feel that her satirical look at pop culture was made at the expense of black woman.

Take a look at the video below:

Ass, ass and more ass.

It’s the same concept used in plenty of Miley’s most recent “music” endeavors, but even though Allen’s video is satire, she found herself defending it via Twitter as well as addressing her own issues with her body:

“Privilege,Superiority and Misconceptions

1. If anyone thinks for a second that I requested specific ethnicities for the video, they’re wrong.

2. If anyone thinks that after asking the girls to audition, I was going to send any of them away because of the colour of their skin, they’re wrong.

3. The message is clear. Whilst I don’t want to offend anyone. I do strive to provoke thought and conversation. The video is meant to be a lighthearted satirical video that deals with objectification of women within modern pop culture. It has nothing to do with race, at all.

4. If I could dance like the ladies can, it would have been my arse on your screens; I actually rehearsed for two weeks trying to perfect my twerk, but failed miserably. If I was a little braver, I would have been wearing a bikini too, but I do not and I have chronic cellulite, which nobody wants to see. What I’m trying to say is that me being covered up has nothing to do with me wanting to disassociate myself from the girls, it has more to do with my own insecurities and I just wanted to feel as comfortable as possible on the shoot day.

5. I’m not going to apologise because I think that would imply that I’m guilty of something, but I promise you this, in no way do I feel superior to anyone, except paedophiles, rapists murderers etc., and I would not only be surprised but deeply saddened if I thought anyone came away from that video feeling taken advantage of,or compromised in any way.

6. Ask the ladies yourselves @shalaeuroasia @monique_Lawz @ceodancers @TempleArtist@SelizaShowtime @melycrisp


Clutchettes, what do you think about the video and Lily Allen’s response?

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  • BeanBean

    Who cares about Lily Allen! Last time I checked black women were still twerking in rap videos, which is even worse. Complaining about Lily isn’t going to stop these low self-esteem black women from signing up to be in these videos. These women weren’t forced and I’m sure they lined up to collect their pay check after the shoot. When these type of black women start saying no, then these videos won’t get made.

  • WhatIThink

    It is fake outrage to me if you aren’t outraged all all the rap videos showcasing black women in strip clubs bouncing their behinds all over the cameras. This video isn’t exploitation. The exploitation takes place when all the black girls line up and get themselves all pretty to try and audition for the next video vixxen and get used and abused in the process. Talking about this video but not about the actual exploitation in the industry is about as fake as a $4 bill if you arent going to call out all the black videos with black men doing the exact same way and not trying to make satire and not trying to promote anything positive…. Not to mention Beyonce, Nicki Minaj and all these other black females using their “assets” for success….