X Factor 2016: Honey G speaks out about being 'bullied her whole life'


X Factor 2016 contestant Honey G has spoken out about being 'bullied her whole life'.

In a new interview, the singer discussed growing up in London and receiving abuse for being Jewish.

She confessed candidly: "I've experienced it the whole of my life.

"When I was growing up people used to make fun of me, referring to me as a Jewish princess or talking to me about me looking Jewish, having a Jewish nose, you know. It’s quite insulting."

Chatting to the Jewish News website, Honey G went on to defend herself against "ridiculous" criticism of her performances.

Some people - including singer Lily Allen - have suggested that Honey G has been guilty of so-called 'cultural appropriation' with her songs on the live shows.

However she hit back: "I've read all of that crap. And as I said, I’ve been involved in urban music all my life.

"I’m a producer and natural born performer, so for people to say to me that I’m raping black culture actually feels like it’s them discriminating."

She continued: "They've got a problem with a white person rapping. The people who’ve come out and insulted me are not exactly spokespeople for the black community.

"No one’s said, 'I’m speaking on behalf of the black community.' These people are just haters, they’re never going to get anywhere with preaching hate."

Sunday night saw Honey G avoid her first sing off of the series to put her into the Top 5 acts this year.

This weekend it's the Quarter Finals and, for the first time this year, the remaining contestants will be singing two songs each.

The X Factor 2016 continues live this Saturday and Sunday night at 8PM on ITV with Louis Loves week.

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