Lily Allen says that these days, the entertainment industry is now full of shallow-minded, ‘sterile f***ing Botoxed idiots’ who are desperate for attention.
The 28-year old British singer tells Esquire UK:
I feel like when I was growing up and dreaming of being a pop star, it was the days of Britpop when things felt authentic and anarchic, and people were taking drugs and having a lot of fun and having sex with each other and it wasn’t fake, it was real.
So excuse me if I found it a bit disappointing when I arrived and it was a bunch of sterile f***ing botoxed idiots that stank of desperation.
‘I thought the people in that showbiz circle were my friends,’ she continues. ‘But almost the second I got pregnant and I wasn’t able to go out and party, they were suddenly quite nasty.’
‘There’s a way that those people survive, and it’s not by being nice. The way they make themselves feel powerful is to ostracize other people.’
The mother-of-two revealed that she retired from music four years ago because she was ‘at the end of my tether’ due to ‘people constantly hacking at me.’ But now that she’s back, she now has a new approach.
‘I’m not trying to take over the world here. I don’t want to be Rihanna. I want to sell some records, sell some tickets to my shows and live my life.’