X Factor 2016: Honey G's old songs come back to haunt her

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Honey G's old songs have surfaced online and it's fair to say they're not family friendly.

Rap tracks by the UK's next genuine urban artist are far removed from her H-O-N-E-Y chants repeated on Saturday nights.

In one song from only last year called If There's A Chance, Honey is heard rapping about drugs including crack cocaine while there are other lines to the track that are rather sexually explicit.

In another song posted by Honey G to her SoundCloud page called Hush Your Mouth, the North Weezy performer 'sings' about killing an ex lover.

“You’re gonna get shot, you’re gonna get clocked, you’re gonna get topped," she says.

A friend of Honey G's told The Sun newspaper: "The songs were recorded before her time on the competition and are aimed at a different audience.

"The lyrics should not be taken literally and are a form of artistic expression.”

The songs follow revelations that 'Honey G' has in fact been around for almost 20 YEARS.

That's right. Honey G began mixing in 1999 and in 2000 spent time performing at infamous summer party place Ayia Napa in Club Abbyss and Gas club.

Honey G then teamed up with MC Krazie Laydee as part of a duo called Female Phenomena who performed alongside Ms Dynamite, before Honey G finished as runner up in the 2002 Ministry of Sound National Student DJ Competition.

In 2013, Honey G released an album called Don't Try which one reviewer described as having a "transcendental quality" and showing a "landmark of musical expansion" by female DJs.

The 25-track record had been available to stream on Spotify and download on iTunes before the show, presumably since being pulled due to competition rules.

The X Factor is back this Saturday and Sunday night on ITV from 8PM.

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