Pop star Lily Allen is paying tribute to her hip-hop hero Kanye West on her new album - she has named it Sheezus.

The Smile hitmaker is gearing up for the release of her third record later this year (14) to seal her comeback after a four-year hiatus to start a family, but she has so far kept details of the disc under wraps.

Now the singer has revealed that she decided to give a huge shout out to rapper West by naming the record in honour of his 2013 album Yeezus.

Allen tells U.K. talk show host Graham Norton, "It's a confident title choice and a little nod to Kanye West."