Lily Allen Confirms Kanye West Riff in Album Title: Sheezus
Allen's cheeky nod is to her album name, not Fearne Cotton, it would seem...
Lilly Allen has confirmed, while talking to Graham Norton on his late night talk show, that her new album will be called Sheezus. She also admitted the title is a slight not to Kanye West’s Yeezus, calling it a “confident” choice.
Lily Allen at The Baftas
"It's a confident title choice - and a little nod to Kanye West," explained Allen while appearing on the Graham Norton Show. ‘It's Not Me, It's You’ and ‘Alright, Still’ became certified triple-platinum albums in the UK when they sold over 900k copies, so Allen will he hoping her confident choice translates into a matching performance.
Her comeback was marked by her appearance on the John Lewis Christmas advert, a popular fixture in the festive marketing space. She covered Keane’s ‘Somewhere Only We Know’ while a friendly bear and a hair provided a touching backdrop. And while Allen’s hiatus coming to an end has heralded some critical acclaim, it hasn’t been without controversy.
The latest saw Radio 1 DJ Fearne Cotton accuse her of blanking her at the Brit Awards. "Lily Allen blanked me last night. Five times. She blanked me 5 times in a row," Cotton told Nick Grimshaw on Radio 1. "I don't hate her. I got on with her really well last time she was here. We were in a great place. We talked about the kids. So I thought, 'Oh, I'll say hi at the BRITs.' [But] she looked through me like a pane of glass."
Allen has denied claim she blanked Cotton, though, saying: "I did not blank you. That is simply not true. I didn't see you or your husband. Why couldn't you just come over [and] say hi yourself?"