The singer defended Gaga for not compromising
Edward Keeble

09:50 14th April 2014

Lily Allen has spoken out in defense of Lady Gaga and her ideals, reffering to her as nothing less than a "martyr".

Speaking to Rolling Stone magazine Allen said that everything Lady Gaga had done with new album ARTPOP was to be commended. While the album has been widely criticized by detractors for less than spectacular sales, Allen believes that Gaga should be praised for standing by what she believes in. 

"If she's not succeeding commercially because she's standing by what she does as art, then that's a fucking great thing," said Allen. "That's to be commended. That's what makes a martyr. There's nothing wrong with that." 

Below watch Lady Gaga's G.U.Y. An ATRPOP Film

Meanwhile Allen went on to discuss the issue of her comeback and selecting the right tracks for radio play. Recently she admitted that her songs had been slightly lacklustre after being challenged by a fan on Twitter and swiftly blamed her record label. She stated that staying radio friendly had ruined her comeback to an extent. 

Below: 'It's beige': 5 bizarre statements on new Lily Allen music, by Lily Allen

  • "What you have heard on the radio station so far, the contribution of my album is very much the more beige, saccharine elements to what I have made." [at Vogue Festival]

  • In reply to a fan who said her new music is "rubbish": "What you've heard so far yes. All I can do is do my best, the labels and the radio stations won't play the better stuff." [Twitter]

  • "Everyone assumes I made millions from the John Lewis ad – I probably made £8k." [speaking to BEAT magazine]

  • "I'm not earning much from the music. I won't do as much promo for the record company." [to BEAT magazine]

  • Er, she's called her new album Sheezus.

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