Lily Allen: There is a man behind every successful woman in the music industry

Lily      Allen leaving Claridges Hotel, London in an all black outfit

Lily Allen claims there is a man behind every successful woman in the music industry, such as Beyonce and Jay Z.

The 28-year-old singer – who recently made her pop comeback following a four-year hiatus – insists the women behind popular male artists never get recognised, but those who produced female artists always become known.

British VOGUE editor Alexandra Shulman, who was interviewed by Lily on Radio 2 during her takeover from presenter Dermot O’Leary, told her: “It’s interesting that some of the biggest artists, if not most of them, are women.”

Lily added: “You’ll also notice, of those big, successful, female artists, there’s always a man behind the woman-piece. “Whether it ‘s Beyonce it’s Jay Z, if it’s Adele it’s Paul Hepworth, with me it was Mark Ronson, same with Amy Winehouse. It’s sort of like you never get that with men.

“You can’t think of the man behind the man because it’s never a conversation which is bought up. If you’re Ed Sheeran nobody talks about who produced his music.”

Although Lily has strong female views, her new album ‘Sheezus’ is intended as a tribute to Kanye West, and she insists despite being a parody of his record ‘Yeezus’ it is nothing more than a sign of “respect”.

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