News

Lily Allen mocks pop peers in comeback video

Lily Allen mocks pop peers in comeback video

LILY MAKES A COMEBACK: Her new song is causing quite a stir. Photo: YouTube

Lily Allen’s video for her comeback single “Hard Out Here” has caused a stir as the singer seemingly takes a swipe at her pop peers Miley Cyrus and Rihanna by mocking their explicit antics.

The “Smile” hitmaker is gearing up to release her first track since stepping out of the spotlight in 2009 to focus on raising her two children.

She returned to the studio earlier this year and released her new promo online on Tuesday night, and she seems to have used the video to tell fans exactly what she thinks of the current state of of music.

The clip begins with Allen on an operating table for a liposuction procedure, and she then rips off her surgical gown to reveal a sexy, skin-tight bodysuit. The singer grinds provocatively with a number of scantily-clad dancers, before “twerking” – a nod to the dance made famous by Cyrus at the MTV Video Music Awards in August.

She is also seen posing against a luxury car, polishing expensive tire rims, flashing dollar notes and seductively sucking on a banana in what appears to be reminiscent of Rihanna’s raunchier promos.

“The song includes the lyrics, “Don’t you want to have somebody who objectifies you? Have you thought about your butt, who’s gonna tear it in two? We’ve never had it so good, uh huh we’re out of the woods. And if you can’t detect the sarcasm you’re misunderstood.”

The video caused a huge buzz online after its release, with fans congratulating the singer for calling out provocative pop stars who use sex to sell music.

Allen took to Twitter.com to thank fans for the support, writing, “I am honestly on the verge of tears. So overwhelmed by your feedback. Thank you, thank you, thank you.”

WARNING: Video contains explicit content. Viewer discretion advised.

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: Nov. 27

Fresh
beatles

A look at some of the Hollywood headlines that made history.

in Sports

Wildcats beat Aztecs 61-59 for Maui title

Arizona head coach Sean Miller speaks during a news conference at the NCAA college basketball tournament, Wednesday, March 26, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. Arizona is scheduled to play San Diego State on Thursday in a regional semifinal.

Stanley Johnson had 18 points and nine rebounds, helping No. 3 Arizona gut out a 61-59 victory over No. 15 San Diego State on for its second Maui Invitational title.

in Local Sports

Wiltjer leads No. 10 Gonzaga past Georgia

Gonzaga’s mascot

Kyle Wiltjer scored a career-high 32 points and No. 10 Gonzaga beat Georgia on Wednesday night in the NIT Season Tip-Off semifinals.

in Local Sports

Trail Blazers win 9th in a row, top Hornets

Portland Trail Blazers power forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) celebrates after scoring in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, in Dallas. The Mavericks won 105-99.

Wesley Matthews scored 28 points, and the Trail Blazers defeated the Hornets on Wednesday night for their ninth consecutive victory.

in Local Sports

EWU’s Vernon Adams Jr. is Big Sky Offensive Player of the Year

Courtesy of Eastern Washington University

Junior quarterback joined on first team by five other Eagles -- Cooper Kupp, Ronnie Hamlin, Tevin McDonald, Jake Rodgers and Aaron Neary -- as Eagles earn a total of 25 All-Big Sky honors