News

Lily Allen mocks pop peers in comeback video

Lily Allen mocks pop peers in comeback video

LILY MAKES A COMEBACK: Her new song is causing quite a stir. Photo: YouTube

Lily Allen’s video for her comeback single “Hard Out Here” has caused a stir as the singer seemingly takes a swipe at her pop peers Miley Cyrus and Rihanna by mocking their explicit antics.

The “Smile” hitmaker is gearing up to release her first track since stepping out of the spotlight in 2009 to focus on raising her two children.

She returned to the studio earlier this year and released her new promo online on Tuesday night, and she seems to have used the video to tell fans exactly what she thinks of the current state of of music.

The clip begins with Allen on an operating table for a liposuction procedure, and she then rips off her surgical gown to reveal a sexy, skin-tight bodysuit. The singer grinds provocatively with a number of scantily-clad dancers, before “twerking” – a nod to the dance made famous by Cyrus at the MTV Video Music Awards in August.

She is also seen posing against a luxury car, polishing expensive tire rims, flashing dollar notes and seductively sucking on a banana in what appears to be reminiscent of Rihanna’s raunchier promos.

“The song includes the lyrics, “Don’t you want to have somebody who objectifies you? Have you thought about your butt, who’s gonna tear it in two? We’ve never had it so good, uh huh we’re out of the woods. And if you can’t detect the sarcasm you’re misunderstood.”

The video caused a huge buzz online after its release, with fans congratulating the singer for calling out provocative pop stars who use sex to sell music.

Allen took to Twitter.com to thank fans for the support, writing, “I am honestly on the verge of tears. So overwhelmed by your feedback. Thank you, thank you, thank you.”

WARNING: Video contains explicit content. Viewer discretion advised.

Latest Headlines

30 minutes ago in Local

Medicaid, Welfare to Play Big in Maine Campaigns

Fresh
fromthestatehouse

Maine Democrats have fallen short so far in their attempt to expand Medicaid under the federal health care law this year and Republicans didn't get their wish to overhaul the state's welfare programs, either.

1 hour ago in Local

Marijuana Trade Show Coming to Bangor Saturday

Fresh
pot

The largest medical marijuana trade show in New England is coming to Bangor, Maine.

today in Trending, Viral Videos

TODAY’S MUST SEE: Fence FAIL

fence

A man who appears intoxicated tries his hardest to climb a fence, but it's not happening.

today in Local

Portland Man Faces Child Exploitation Charge

GENERIC POLICE CAR

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A Portland man has been arrested on charges that he made a video of himself having sex with a 15-year-old girl.

today in Local

Tribe Gets Cards For Elver Catch

GENERIC ELVERS LARGE

WHITING, Maine (AP) - Some Native Americans in Maine may now pick up electronic swipe cards that will allow them to fish for elvers in Maine and record sales of the baby eels.