X Factor's Honey G has hit back at haters who claim she's mocking 'black culture'.
The singer has come under fire since the live shows began for what some people claim is cultural appropriation.
A writer in The Guardian previously accused Honey's act of being an offensive caricature of blackness, while at the weekend one viewer complained: "Honey G's performance on X Factor was the rape of black culture.
"All jokes aside, cultural appropriation actually upset me on Saturday night."
Honey G hit back at the suggestion in an interview with The Sun newspaper, saying: “Any claims about me being racist are completely false and ridiculous. I’ve been heavily influenced by rap and hip-hop culture and involved in it for a number of years.”
The rapper - real name Anna Georgette Gilford - who calls herself a "genuine urban artist" went on to tell the tabloid: “I have been a musician my whole life. I’m a heavyweight producer, I’m not a bedroom producer.
"I’m the finished article and I’m no different to the likes of Pharrell or Jay-Z.
"I find it quite insulting that people would think I am a novelty act, but maybe people have a problem with a white woman rapping.”
Despite the complaints, Honey has so far avoided the bottom three danger zone in the live results shows.
The X Factor 2016 is back next Saturday and Sunday night on ITV at 8PM.
The theme is divas and there will be guest performances from Shawn Mendes and John Legend.