X Factor 2016: Honey G slams Little Mix for "insulting" her

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X Factor's Honey G has hit out at Little Mix after Jesy Nelson branded her an actress.

The latest X Factor act - who is now one of the favourites to win - was accused of being fake by Jesy in a recent interview.

"She’s just no. I think she’s an actress, I’ve been told she is as well," Jesy told Kiss FM last month.

But Honey G hit back tonight: “Literally that’s one of the most ridiculous things I’ve ever heard. Its annoying and quite insulting to be called an actress."

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And she told The Sun newspaper: “I’ve got a degree in one of the best universitys [sic] in the country for music production. I’ve played music all my life and I’ve been rapping and producing for 15 years. I’ve been involved with Radio One Xtra since its been founded.

“She needs her head checked because she doesn’t know what she’s chatting about – she doesn’t know who she’s messing with.”

But it's not just Little Mix who have been having a go at Honey G.

Speaking to BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac last week, singer Lily Allen became the latest to take aim at the UK's newest rap sensation.

Discussing cultural appropriation in the music industry, the Hard Out Here hitmaker told the radio station: “As far as I can tell she is a white lady that dresses up in Ali G, Goldie Lookin Chain kind of attire.

“She has done really well on X Factor and ITV is pouring money into her. I’m not black but I find it offensive.

"So wrong on so many levels, I can’t even start to talk about it.”

However in an interview with local newspaper GetWestLondon, Honey G responded to the comments, as well as remarks from Professor Green who rubbished her music during an appearance on the Xtra Factor.

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Honey G said: "Lily Allen said she finds it offensive but she needs to get her facts right. Professor Green said I'm taking the mickey out of rap music.

"But then Snoop Dogg has talked about doing a record with me and 50 Cent has backed me."

The X Factor continues Sunday night at 8PM on ITV.

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