Lily Allen names album Sheezus to honour Kanye West

2014-02-24 20:00
Lily Allen
Los Angeles - Lily Allen will call her new album Sheezus as a tribute to Kanye West.

The Air Balloon singer insisted the name of the record - a parody of the rapper's latest album Yeezus - isn't intended as a joke as his expense, instead describing it as a sign of "respect".

She told The Sun newspaper: "With all my albums, I've just wanted to have a laugh. But yes, Sheezus, it's bold. But it's not taking the pisss out of Kanye at all.

"I've got nothing but respect for him. I love him ... So it is a little homage to him. I hope he doesn't think it's a diss. I'd be horrified if he thought that."

The 28-year-old star also explained while Kanye is outspoken and controversial, he actually "makes total sense".

She said: "I know people think he's crazy but most of what he says I think makes total sense. I mean there are a few exceptions but on the whole.

"He is one of the only people who says what he believes and people call him mad for it."

Watch the video for Air Balloon which was shot in Cape Town here:

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