Having just released the video for her latest song, “Sheezus” — which just happens to be the title track off her third album, out May 5 — Lily Allen’s eyeing the diva crown and no one, not Rihanna, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga or Lorde, better get in this bitch’s way. (Her words, not ours.)
In fact, if you take a listen to the track’s lyrics, you’d think the “Smile” singer was inviting half the female artists on the Billboards Top 100 to fight her in a Battle Royale, especially when the chorus goes a little something like this:
RiRi isn’t scared of Katy Perry’s roaring
Queen B’s going back to the drawing
Lorde smells blood, yeah, she’s about to slay you
Kid ain’t one to fuck with when she’s only on her debut
We’re all watching Gaga, L-O-L-O, ah-ha
Dying for the art so, really, she’s a martyr
The second best will never cut it for the divas
Gimme that crown, bitch
I wanna be Sheezus
However, before you get your pop-loving panties in a bunch over potential beef between the sassy Brit and, well, most of her female peers, understand the “Sheezus” singer means no harm. Instead, she’s singing the understandably provocative lyrics with tongue firmly placed in cheek.
In a past interview with MTV News, Lily admitted, “”It’s kind of ridiculous because I name-check Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Rihanna and Lorde, and I don’t think that I could even possibly take one tiny diamond off of any of their crowns. The idea of the song is the ridiculousness that there even is a Sheezus.”
If you’re still left wanting more of Lily’s middle-finger swag, check out the diva’s equally incendiary video for “Hard Out Here,” which tackles the entire music industry as a whole. No one’s safe from Lily’s sharp tongue and we totally love her for it!