Another Lily Allen Twitter controversy for the books. Allen, one of music’s most outspoken stars, has lambasted The X Factor and “industry corruption” with the choice of song for Fleur East.
During the show on Saturday night, they performed Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ Uptown Funk. However, the LDN singer hit out at the reality TV show for using a song that hadn’t been released.
In a barrage of tweets on the Lily Allen Twitter page, the singer said:
In a series of tweets, she said: “Is this even out yet? #XFactor … Well done to @sony for managing to get a not yet released song of theirs sung on prime time weekend telly. #uptownfunk #shazam #airplay
She went on…
It is an amazing song and Fleur did it justice but it’s still a great example of music industry corruption. #uptownfunk
— lily (@lilyallen) December 6, 2014
The song had in fact been released all the way back in early November, but as a digital single.
When fans responded harshly, including one that labelled her “bitter”, Lily Allen drew attention to the fact that she had “given props” to “all the artists involved”.