Singer Says She Refused To Take Part In Band Aid 30 As She Found The Project 'Smug'
Lily Allen has revealed that she was asked to sing on the new Band Aid 30 single but refused as she found the project "smug".
The single, curated by Bob Geldof, featured Bono, Chris Martin, Rita Ora and One Direction and has raised millions to fight the Ebola virus.
However, there were some notable absences, with Geldof admitting that Adele refused to take part.
Now, the Air Balloon singer has told the Irish Mail on Sunday that she was also among those asked to participate but she decided to give it a miss.
"I got an email asking me to do it. It’s difficult to give an explanation of why I didn’t do it without sounding like a complete ****. I prefer to do my charitable bit by donating actual money and not being lumped in with a bunch of people like that," she said.
"It’s like the success club and I’m not really in that club. I don’t think I’m above it all – I’m way below it. But there’s something a bit smug about it. I don’t care if Bob’s got the hump with me. I actually don’t mind Bob. He doesn’t give a **** and he’s grumpy like me."