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VIDEO: Lily Allen – Who’d Have Known

by Winston "Stone" Ford

I’m not a big of a fan of Lily’s latest album It’s Not Me, It’s You. It dosen’t really match the ferocity of her debut album IMO. However, I’m loving this new video for the latest single Who’d Have Known, where she get’s straight gully on Elton John escalating their beef from a London GQ show:

You might remember when, last September at London’s GQ Man Of The Year Honors show, Lily was tipsy and got into a barb-throwing spat with Elton John at the podium: The Brit queen chastised Allen for being drunk, Lily responded in essence fuck you very much, I’m 40 years younger than you, to which Elton retorted, “I could still snort you under the table.”

Well, damn.

While I don’t really care for artist beef, I do have to say that I have a thing for gully UK females. While US artists are focus grouped and over-marketed to death, it seems like women across the pond get to speak and act freely of record company and A&R control. Of course, it’s a huge risk to have your multi-million dollar artist do or say something that would jeopardize their career, but it’s also nice to see that artists are people first and not just robots controlled by the machine. (via Stereogum, Herfection)