Lily Allen, the Smile singer, has no qualms about speaking her mind.
The British pop singer, who took on Kanye West with her Yezus album and George W.
Bush with her catchy single “Fuck You,” won’t be taking part in Band Aid 30’s re-release of Don’t They Know It’s Christmas because she thinks the behind the charity single is “a bit smug”.
Lily Allen would rather donate actual money.
Allen turned down a chance to take part on Bob Geldof’s charity single which is aimed at raising money to fight Ebola.
An all-star lineup of One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Bono, Sam Smith, Ellie Goulding and others all took part in the rerecording of “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” But 29-year-old Allen told Britain’s the Mail “I got an email asking me to do it.
It’s difficult to explain why I didn’t do it without sounding like a complete ****.
I prefer to do my charitable bit by donating actual money and not being lumped in a with a bunch of people like that.
It’s like the success club and I’m not really in that club.
I don’t think I’m above it all – I’m way below it.
But there’s something a bit smug about it.” That’s not to say Lily Allen doesn’t think the world od Sir Bob Geldof.
“I actually don’t mind Sir Bob.
He doesn’t give a **** and he’s grumpy like me,” Allen said.
The remake of Do They Know It’s Christmas? is currently the fastest selling single of the year.
Lily Allen joins Emeli Sande who criticized the Band Aid as needing new lyrics.