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Lily Allen has revealed that she has decided to dedicate her new album Sheezus, to the late singer, Amy Winehouse.

The Hard Out Here singer admitted that her and Amy weren’t that close and knew each other, more as acquaintances.

“She was not in a great place when we knew each other, so I don’t feel I knew Amy; I knew a version of Amy.”

But Lily spoke of the attention that surrounded the late singer and wasn’t sure how she would be able to cope with it all, if she were in Amy’s position.

“What she had to deal with was 10 times anything I had to deal with. She’d sold a hell of a lot more albums than me, and there was a lot more interest in her. There were people outside her home 24 hours a day, seven days a week. I know what that was like on a much smaller level, and I felt trapped. She couldn’t do anything or go anywhere without there being a frenzy; and she was all about life and enjoying herself and socialising, and when that’s taken away from you… she was a prisoner.”

Lily said that the reason Amy attracted so much attention from the press, was of result being “too damn interesting for her own good”.



Lily Allen is one female artist, who is never afraid to speak her mind and in a recent interview with Rolling Stone, proved no exception. The Hard Out Here, singer gave her explanation as to why “women are constantly pitted against each other”.

Lily told the magazine, she is sick of being constantly compared with other female artists in the music industry.

“It’s annoying being a woman since everyone pits us against each other. I think in terms of humanity and evolution. It feels like the reason we play women against each other is because it’s the last bit of power that men have. They’re like, ‘Let’s make them feel shit about each other.’”

Allen went onto explain she rather be judged for her music and not simply because she is a woman.

“I don’t like being put in the same category as people because we have the same genitals and boobs.”

Lily, you got the music industry in a nutshell again.