Lily Allen insists she was not mocking fellow pop star Miley Cyrus by including a raunchy 'twerking' dance routine in the satirical video for her latest track Hard Out Here.
In the promo for her comeback single, Allen appears to lambast the explicit antics of other female pop stars by dancing provocatively in a skin-tight bodysuit.
The dance moves include Cyrus' signature 'twerking' routine, but the Smile hitmaker is adamant she was not poking fun at the former Disney star.
She tells Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper, "I couldn't say we are really great friends but I do really like Miley.
"She's funny, witty and clever, I love what she does... I never went on record saying the video was a direct pop at her - it wasn't. People have come up with so many conclusions about that video that if I had to explain each of them I'd be there for hours. So I didn't feel the need to explain anything to her when it came out."
Allen would also love the chance to collaborate with the Wrecking Ball hitmaker, adding, "Anyone who knows me, or follows me on Twitter, knows I love that girl more than anything. She's probably way too busy for someone like me but yeah (sic), I'd welcome the opportunity to work with her."