Lily Allen: “I feel like the general public should know what an arsehole everybody is” (Q335 preview)

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Lily Allen says she feels its her duty to expose the reality of celebrity from within, as she returns with new album Sheezus.

Speaking in the cover story interview of our new issue, Q335 which is out in print and on digital tomorrow (29 April), the singer explains her attitude toward fame and the trappings that go with it.

“I feel like the general public should know what an arsehole everybody is,” she tells Q’s Dorian Lynskey.

“Everyone is so scared about protecting this idea of a fabulous showbiz glamour and the reality is we’re all just sucking off some rich dude who owns a vodka brand. That’s what we see as an achievement.

“Maybe people want to believe in it. I believed in it when I was a kid and then I got here and I was disappointed. I want to tell everyone they’re lying.”

Get Q335 for the full interview, available in print and on most tablet platforms from tomorrow. Order your copy from anywhere in the world right now.

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  • Gangu

    Lilly Allen has limited musical and song writing talent, she is just a girl who was born into a privileged position. I do not know anybody who claims to be a muso lover who also says they listen to Lilly Allen… well done Q magazine for putting this woman on the front cover of your magazine, alienating most people who will go out and buy Q.

    I did start believing there were going to be changes to Q magazine, but it was short lived. The journalists are always late on trends and discovering new talent, then jump on the band wagon by the time a breakthrough band or artists next album is released.

    Does anybody at Q magazine actually like music? or are they just journalists desperate to make money?

  • Realist

    Why fucking read it then if you don’t like what they print? Idiot

  • themixter

    She makes perfectly good interesting pop music. Theres no reason why they shouldn’t feature her on the cover. And who’s to say having Keith Allen as your dad is a privilege?

  • themixter

    In response to gangu.

  • Gangu

    Well as a music lover, I try and consume as much information I possibly can. I get offended when I see an artist of the calibre of Lilly Allen on the front cover of a huge magazine like Q. They might as well have have a picture of a hand sticking the middle finger up at the audience.

    O, and do not tell me what I can or can not read

  • Gangu

    The answer here is in your response “perfectly good interesting pop music.”

    Wow i really want to buy Q magazine now it has Lilly Allen who makes “perfectly good interesting pop music” yea that sounds like a good reason to buy Q!

    There are thousands of artist more worthy of being on the front cover of Q magazine than Lilly Allen.

    Nice gag about having Keith Allen as your dad!

  • themixter

    Gosh gangu, you take it all very seriously.Its just a magazine. Keith says hi.

  • Linda P

    The more I hear about this publicity seeking narcissist the more I miss Amy Winehouse.