Honey G continues to cause controversy...
The rapper has come under fire from many people claiming she’s a ‘joke’ act, whose place should’ve been given to other people. But now the act is being accused of cultural appropriation that mocks black culture and hip-hop.
One viewer wrote: ‘Honey G’s performance on X Factor was the rape of black culture. All jokes aside, cultural appropriation actually upset me on Saturday night.’
But the rapper, who is actually called Anna Gilford, who runs her own recruitment company and has a master’s degree in management, has hit back at the claims.
She told The Sun Online: ‘I’m the finished article and I’m no different to the likes of Pharrell or Jay Z.
‘I find it quite insulting that people would think I am a novelty act, but maybe people have a problem with a white woman rapping.’
She also found a problem with being called racist – as she’s been heavily influenced by rap and hip-hop her entire life.
She continued: ‘Any claims about me being racist are completely false and ridiculous. I’ve been heavily influenced by rap and hip-hop culture and involved in it for a number of years.’
But it’s not just members of the black community she’s upset – it’s also former talent show competitors. Britain’s Got Talent’s own DJ Talent accused the rapper of stealing the lyrics, chorus and hook from his trademark song.
He told The Sun: ‘I wrote that track from my heart. It was for the people of Great Britain and the nation. It’s been on telly for 16 million people, it’s been played in Wembley Arena.
‘It’s been all over the newspapers.’
Oh no. Can Honey G make it to the final?