X Factor 2016: Honey G did NOT drop 'the N word' on tonight's show

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Some X Factor fans were left shocked by Honey G's latest performance tonight.

It was Boy Band v Girl Band on this evening's show and Honey G performed Jump by rap duo Kris Kross.

Nicole Scherzinger, Sharon Osbourne, Louis Walsh and Simon Cowell were on all their feet after Honey G's latest song concluded.

Louis said it was Honey G's best performance so far while Nicole raved: "Girl, you shut it down tonight, you brought the house down."

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She added: "Tonight you have earned my respect, all the hard work you are putting in is paying off. That was crazy!"

Simon commented: "There are so many people getting their knickers in a twist over you but music can be fun.

"You are fun and entertaining and one of the nicest contestants we have ever had on this show."

Some viewers however were stunned by what they thought they heard.

"Honey G actually dropped the N bomb live on TV.." one viewer wrote on Twitter.

Another added: "Did Honey G not just drop he N word lol? Eh did know one hear it? Cause I'm sure I'm not going crazy #HoneyG"

A third commented: "Honey g saying the N word please tell me I'm not the only one who heard that. Can't stand her at all #HoneyG"

However X Factor vocal coach Annabel Flowers confirmed it was NOT what people were hearing.

"She did NOT say what you think," Annabel said.

So that's that cleared up.

The X Factor airs Saturday and Sunday nights on ITV.

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