Lily Allen would 'welcome opportunity' to work with Miley Cyrus

Singer praises her "funny, witty and clever" US counterpart

Lily Allen has said that she would be interested in working with Miley Cyrus, citing the US popstar's album 'Bangerz' as one of her favourite albums of the year.

The news may come as a surprise to some, who have suggested that Allen's controversial 'Hard Out Here' video is a spoof on Cyrus' 'We Can't Stop' video. However, in a new interview with The Mirror, the British pop star reveals she is a big fan of "funny, witty and clever" Cyrus, who she recently met in Los Angeles.

Speaking about her Cyrus, Allen says: "I'd never met her before so I couldn’t say we are really great friends but I do really like Miley. She’s funny, witty and clever, I love what she does. I think her and Lorde’s album have had the most plays in my car this year. I never went on record saying the video was a direct pop at her – it wasn’t."

Since its release, Allen has defended both 'Hard Out Here' and its accompanying video, which shows her dancing with a group of black dancers in a spoof of hip-hop music video tropes. This part of the video has been picked up on by some critics, who claim that using black dancers to gyrate explicitly around a white singer, albeit ironically, is not acceptable.

Allen, who is currently Number One with her version of Keane's 'Somewhere Only We Know', said: "Anyone who knows me, or follows me on Twitter, knows I love that girl more than anything. She’s probably way too busy for someone like me but yeah, I’d welcome the opportunity to work with her."

Lily Allen is expected to release a new album in 2014. Her last album, 'It's Not Me, It's You', was released in 2009. Earlier this month she became one of the first artists to confirm she will perform at Glastonbury next June.

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