British singer Lily Allen has no plans to change up her upcoming Sheezus album’s title but recently admitted she is shook of the possible backlash from G.O.O.D. Music head Kanye West.
Despite declaring the LP’s title an ode, Allen confessed to being a little scared of Mr. West’s reaction.
During an interview with Australian radio station Nova, Lily confessed: “I’m terrified – I thought he’d think it was a diss, but it’s totally not a diss. I love Kanye, I think he’s brilliant. He speaks his mind, whether what he’s saying is ridiculous or not. He honestly does believe it and I think there’s a lot to be said for that.” She concluded: “In this day and age people are so bland and beige and, ‘I love everyone and everything and I totally don’t have a problem with everything’. But he does have a problem!” (MTV UK)
Last weekend, Allen jumped onto her Twitter page to fend off critics and defended the Yeezus-like name.
“It’s an homage, not a piss take. #SHEEZUS,” Allen tweeted with artwork of Sheezus’ Spring 2014 release date.
“#SHEEZUS is getting in the bath now, and saying bye bye to the internet till Monday, when business will resume. http://www.lilyallenmusic.com/sheezus/” (Lily Allen’s Twitter)
Earlier in the month, Allen revealed she would name her forthcoming album Sheezus.
Lilly Allen has confirmed, while talking to Graham Norton on his late night talk show, that her new album will be called Sheezus. She also admitted the title is a slight not to Kanye West’s Yeezus, calling it a “confident” choice. “It’s a confident title choice – and a little nod to Kanye West,” explained Allen while appearing on the Graham Norton Show. ‘It’s Not Me, It’s You’ and ‘Alright, Still’ became certified triple-platinum albums in the UK when they sold over 900k copies, so Allen will he hoping her confident choice translates into a matching performance. (Contact Music)
Back in late November, Def Jam Records co-founder Russell Simmons wrote a blog post about Ye’s genius characteristics.
“We will no longer be lost in the world and we will survive in this America. I believe these truths to be self-evident. That is what Kanye West told me on a cold morning in New York City just seven days ago. It is his genius, his tenacity, his creativity, his relentlessness and his madness, that will allow us all to one day have the ability to touch the sky.” (Global Grind)