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Lily Allen too offensive for airplay

Lily Allen too offensive for airplay

LAST UPDATED // Wednesday, 23 April 2014 14:43 Written by // James Findlay

British singer-songwriter Lily Allen has released a video for her the title track off her new album Sheezus, which has been deemed too offensive for radio.

Allen told Rolling Stone magazine the single probably won’t be released as a single because “the word 'period' … is really offensive to people, even though half the world has to deal with it once a month.”

Having said that, you never know what will happen in the music world as her single ‘Hard Out Here’ played home to the word ‘bitch’ 72 times and made it’s way into the top 10 in the UK and top 20 here in Australia.

The track makes mention of pop stars such as Katy Perry, Rihanna, Beyonce and Lorde. It also pays homage to Kanye West.

There are bound to be a few surprises in the outspoken artist’s upcoming album due to be released in Australia early next month, with her track ‘L8 CMMR’ making ears prick after featuring on the latest series of Lena Dunham’s, Girls.

Watch the video for Sheezus below.


James Findlay

James Findlay

James Findlay is a Melbourne-based writer and broadcaster who has worked in community media for many years. He has won awards for his work on The Naughty Rude Show on SYN, and can be heard on JOY 94.9's breakfast program, Triple Threat, and Hide and Seek - exploring sex, sexuality and self. James was also the Marketing and PR Manager for Melbourne's Midsumma Festival for two years, before traveling overseas where he taught English in Germany and worked as a tour guide around Western Europe. He is currently studying his Masters at Melbourne University in Public Health (specialising in Sexual Health).

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