X Factor star's debut single is out this week
X Factor‘s Honey G seemed to forget the lyrics to Missy Elliott‘s ‘Get Ur Freak On’ during a TV appearance this morning (December 19).
The 35-year-old white rapper was the major talking point of this year’s X Factor, with some calling her act a problematic parody of hip-hop culture. The Guardian‘s Lola Okolosie argued that her performance on the show is “modern-day blackface”.
The reality TV contestant had seen herself accused of being an actress by a member of Little Mix and described as “taking the mickey out of rap” by Professor Green. Lily Allen also described Honey G as “offensive”, adding that the act was “so wrong on so many levels”.
Appearing on Good Morning Britain, Honey G performed a live rendition of Missy Elliott’s 2001 hit when she appeared to forget the lyrics halfway through. Watch in the clip below.
Honey G has since denied that she forgot the words. See her tweet below.
Honey G’s debut single, ‘The Honey G Show’, is out on Friday (December 23). It was recently confirmed that Honey G has signed to Simon Cowell’s Syco label for the release of her debut album.
This year’s X Factor was won by Matt Terry. The 23-year-old waiter beat Finnish singer Saara Aalto to clinch the title after he performed Randy Crawford’s 1980 hit ‘One Day’.