Five years and change after her last album, pop vixen Lily Allen returned to the spotlight earlier this year with a new effort, Sheezus. The sassy Brit attracted a fair bit of criticism: First, there were claims that her video for “Hard Out Here,” which employed only black backup dancers, was a tad, well, racist. Then Allen admitted on Twitter that her first singles for Sheezus were “rubbish.” To top it all off, she did her best Beyoncé impression (it actually wasn’t half bad), which offended the delicate sensibilities of more fervent Bey fans. We think she’ll come out okay, though. After all, what’s a comeback without a little controversy?
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