Lily Allen is not the biggest fan of the showbiz world or, as she says, the "sterile f--king Botoxed idiots" who populate it.
The British singer recently took aim at today's celebrity scene during an interview with Esquire U.K. The 28-year-old rose to fame in 2006 with her debut album, "Alright, Still." But before becoming part of that world, she had a very different idea of what it would be like.
“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," Allen told Esquire. “So excuse me if I found it a bit disappointing when I arrived and it was a bunch of sterile f--king botoxed idiots that stank of desperation.”
Allen retired from the music biz in 2010 because she had had enough.
"I thought the people in that showbiz circle were my friends. But almost the second I got pregnant and I wasn't able to go out and party, they were suddenly quite nasty," she told Esquire, per the Telegraph. "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."
Last year, she came out of retirement and began recording again. In November, she dropped her latest single, "Hard Out Here," a song about sexism in the entertainment industry.
"Nobody says anything real today," Allen told The Guardian last month. "Most of those girls have their songs written by other people. It annoys me, because 'eh oh eh oh ahh' is not a chorus -- that's not a point where I feel 'we're connecting,' you know? I need a narrative."