Lily Allen: 'Azealia Banks feud helped writing'

Lily Allen admits that her song writing "sounded terrible" during the four year hiatus but her Twitter spat with Azealia Banks inspired her to pen new material

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Lily Allen

Lily Allen

Lily Allen says her feud with Azealia Banks helped "find her voice."

The 'Hard Out Here' singer admits that her song-writing "sounded terrible" during her four year hiatus from music, but claims her Twitter spat with the '212' hitmaker - which started after the New York rapper called her children "ugly" - inspired her to pen new material.

Lily, who has daughters Ethel, two, and 15 month old Marnie, with husband Sam Cooper, told The Sun newspaper: "I tried to write through my pregnancy with my youngest, but the hormones were really weird and it was just really forced and sounded terrible.

"Then it wasn't until I stopped breastfeeding, six months on Azealia tweeted me on Twitter, that I was like, 'Yes you know who I am.' "

Azealia also took a swipe at the 'Not Fair' singer's husband Sam by saying he looks like a "thumb", which forced Lily to brand the rapper a "one-hit wonder".

However, Lily insists the harsh comments all contributed to her comeback record 'Sheezus'.

She explained: "I found my voice again then, I just bashed it all out. It was like two years of writing before I found it."

Lily Allen

Chart-topping sunny pop, often with a melancholy lyrical undertone or some caustic social comment, from one of the UK's most idiosyncratic stars.

Azealia Banks

Hip-hop enfant terrible with a potty mouth.

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