Lily Allen has named her new album Sheezus in honour of Kanye West.
While the singer has received mixed reviews for her video “Hard Out Here,” she continues her streak of parodying celebrity culture by naming her album after Kanye West’s Yeezus.
“It’s a confident title choice — and a little nod to Kanye West,” Lily told Graham Norton during an appearance on his talk show.
The pop star then took to Twitter to insist she wasn’t having a joke at his expense.
She tweeted, It’s an homage, not a p*** take. #SHEEZUS.
Lily and Kanye do have battle-bashing history. Lily appeared on Common’s “Drivin’ Me Wild” in 2007, a track that was produced by Kanye.
Kanye was also criticized by Lily in 2011, when he tweeted, “An abortion can cost a ballin’ n***a up to 50gs maybe a 100,” he posted. “Gold diggin’ bitches be getting pregnant on purpose. #STRAPUP my n*ggas!”
The British songstress is preparing to make a comeback after taking a break from the music industry to care for her two children, Ethel and Marnie Rose.
She told NME of the upcoming album, “When you put something out there, people want to write about it. They want the hits, they want American Apparel to advertise on their blog. So, yeah, I’m sure people will find things to get angry about on the record.”