X Factor's Honey G turns down "a lot of money" to do Celebrity Big Brother

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Honey G has turned down "a lot of money" to take part in Celebrity Big Brother.

Last year's finalist instead wants to be taking as a "credible" artist.

Honey G explained: "I got offered a lot of money to do Celebrity Big Brother but I turned it down.

"I'm not interested in doing reality shows. That's not what I want to do. I want to put out credible music."

Speaking to The Sun, Honey G added: "I don't really like to put myself in a category as a novelty act. I'm a hip-hop artist. I've been a musician all my life...

"After all, I do have a degree in music from one of the best universities in the UK."

Earlier this year, X Factor's Honey G insisted she hadn't become a flop following the end of 2016's show.

The rapper hit back after reports claimed she was being 'forced' to sell tickets to her gigs for just £4.50.

Honey G - real name Anna Georgette Gilford - said: "How can I be a flop when I’m the only X Factor finalist to have the most gigs out of all of them since X Factor 2016 finished?"

She went on: “I’ve now done over 50 live nightclub gigs in the UK and Ireland since X Factor 2016 finished, and all of them have been to sell-out crowds - and this isn’t including the X Factor arena tour."

Speaking to The Sun newspaper, Honey G went on: “In fact I just received a bonus from Syco for merchandise sales from the X Factor tour.

“Most of my gigs have been so packed there have been barriers at the front so I don’t get rushed by the screaming crowds. And of course, I don’t go anywhere without my own personal security.”

A spokesperson for Honey G said work on her album was now underway with a range of top talent.

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