Singer named album as an homage to rapper but is now worried he'll see it as a diss

Lily Allen is worried Kanye West will call her out on the title of her forthcoming album ‘Sheezus’.

The singer, who won Best Solo Artist at last week’s NME Awards With Austin, Texas, named her third album as an homage to the rapper, who released his album ‘Yeezus’ last year.

However, in an interview with Australian radio station Nova, she admitted she’s now “terrified” he’ll think it’s a diss rather than a tribute. “It’s totally not a diss,” she said. “I love Kanye, I think he’s brilliant.” She also praised him for speaking his mind all the time, “whether what he’s saying is ridiculous or not”.

When collecting her award for Best Solo Artist last week, Allen said: “This is kind of dumb because David Bowie is in the same category and Jake Bugg so this goes to you guys, not me.” She was later seen leaving the awards’ aftershow party at London club Sketch having broken the middle finger off her award.

Allen released two singles last year, a cover of Keane’s ‘Somewhere Only We Know’, which featured on a TV advert, and ‘Hard Out Here’. She recently followed it up with ‘Air Balloon’ but still hasn’t announced when her third album, her first since 2009’s ‘It’s Not Me, It’s You’.