Lily Allen: ‘I accidentally flashed my breasts at Blur’s Damon Albarn’

Singer reveals writing sessions ended with wardrobe malfunction

Lily Allen has said a writing session with Damon Albarn went so badly she ended up accidentally flashing the Blur man.

Her musical collaboration with Albarn – whose other bands include The Good, The Bad & The Queen and Gorillaz – was already going badly when she suffered a ‘wardrobe malfunction’.

The singer told The Observer Music Monthly that the pair had failed to write any songs together and, as she got up to leave, two buttons popped on her shirt, leaving her accidentally revealing her “bra-less chest” to the Blur singer.


“I’m so cool,” the singer joked of the incident, adding that Albarn wasn’t the only musical hero she wanted to work with, after her song ‘Who’d Have Known’, from forthcoming new album ‘It’s Not Me It’s You’, accidentally ripped off Take That‘s ‘Shine’.

The band liked Allen‘s song and allowed her to continue with it, but turned down the chance to sing on the track, much to the singer’s disappointment.

“I was looking forward to doing a video with them,” she moaned, “me and Mark Owen holding hands!”

Allen, meanwhile, has announced a new London show at Shepherds Bush Empire on March 27, after her previous date the night before sold out.

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