X Factor's Honey G "insulted" to be branded a 'joke act'

Honey G

Honey G has said she's "insulted" after being branded an X Factor 'joke act'.

The singer made it through to the live shows of this year's series on Sunday night.

However the decision by mentor Sharon Osbourne to take Honey G through hasn't gone down well.

Over 11,000 viewers have now signed a petition calling for her to be replaced.

But speaking ahead of Saturday's first live programme, Honey G has vowed to win around the haters.

"I’m a rap music artist and a natural born musician and performer. I’ve been promoting urban music from a very young age," she told What's On TV magazine.

Honey G teased: “I’m not coming onto The X Factor to perform pop songs, that’s not me. My aim is to raise awareness of urban music and hip-hop.”

Honey, who originally didn't even get a seat at six chairs, said being called a 'joke act' was "insulting".

The 35-year-old - real name Anna Georgette Gilford - explained: “I might not have the most amazing voice but I’m a heavyweight rapper, singer and producer and I write my own lyrics, so I’ve got real skills to bring to the table.

“To be regarded as a joke is really insulting.”

The X Factor airs live for the first time this year on Saturday and Sunday night on ITV.

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