Lily Allen has defended Amy Winehouse's troubled image, insisting there is a "clever and witty" side to the Rehab singer the public fails to see.
The Smile singer admits her fellow pop star has used drugs in the past - but remains adamant Winehouse's battle with substance abuse hasn't damaged her winning personality.
Allen says, "I know Amy Winehouse very well and she is very different to what people portray her as being.
"Yes, she does get out of her mind on drugs sometimes, but she is also a very clever, intelligent, witty, funny person who can hold it together. You just don't see that side. She gets a really hard time."
And the hitmaker regrets that she and Winehouse are the top two female celebrities targeted by the British media.
She adds: "I mean, there aren't that many people with whom the press concentrate on their personality so much.
"I think in the U.K., as far as females go, it's mainly me and her that get that treatment. She gets it more than I do. But I don't see it that much with other people."