Jake Shears had Lily doubts

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 10 October 2010
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Jake Shears with Scissor Sisters

Scissor Sisters singer Jake Shears admits he was sceptical of Lily Allen's talent when she first told him she was recording an album

Jake Shears never thought Lily Allen would be successful.

The Scissor Sisters frontman admits he took a dislike to the 'Not Fair' hitmaker when they first met several years ago and didn't expect her dreams of pop stardom to be fulfilled.

He said: "I did not like her at all when I first met her. It was in New York two years before the first album came out, she would come to New York to see a friend of ours and we would go out for dinner.

"She was very sullen and sulky. She told me she was recording an album and I was rolling my eyes going, 'Yeah go for it girl. You go be a popstar, good luck with that.' And then f course, I was so wrong. But I've grown to love her."

Jake is also close friends with Kylie Minogue and admits he loves having drunken nights out with the singer.

He added: "When she's in the mood she's wild. When she's got the devil in her, she's so fun. She loves a good time."

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