Honey G denies racist language claims

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 7 November 2016
Honey G

Honey G

'X Factor' contestant Honey G has denied claims she used racially offensive language during her performance on Saturday (05.11.16)

Honey G has denied claims she used racially offensive language during her 'X Factor' performance.

The 35-year-old rapper - real name Anna Georgette Gilford - took to the talent show stage on Saturday (05.11.16) to perform her rendition of Kriss Kross' hit single 'Jump', but viewers were shocked when they thought they heard her use the offensive n-word in her rap.

However, the rapper took to Twitter shortly after the show ended to squash the claims, insisting she "sang the correct lyrics".

She tweeted: "To be clear I did not use any offensive language. I sang the correct lyrics and said 'kicking the flavor that makes you wanna jump'.

"Thanks to everyone for all your incredible support, don't forget to vote for Honey G, let's go all the way to the 'X Factor' final! (sic)"

The claims come after a long line of comments against the rapper that claim her performances are racially offensive, with fellow musician Lily Allen dubbing her as "so wrong on so many levels".

The 'Smile' singer said previously: "As far as I can tell she is a white lady that dresses up in Ali G, Goldie Lookin' Chain kind of attire.

"She has done really well on 'X Factor' and ITV is pouring money into her. I'm not black but I find it offensive. So wrong on so many levels, I can't even start to talk about it."

Meanwhile, the talent show contestant previously had to defend herself against claims she's "attacking black culture".

She said: "This was probably one of the most ridiculous things I have seen so far. Any allegations of me being racist are completely false. All that stuff to do with me attacking black culture is utterly ridiculous.

"I've never said anything racist or behaved in that way, just because I'm pushing music from a black origin doesn't mean I'm attacking black culture. I think people are discriminating against me, they are using the race card against me.

"I feel like they are discriminating against me because I am white. It makes me question whether they have a problem with someone rapping who is white. I'm not the only white person in the world who likes black music. There's no evidence, proof or truth that I am a racist."

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