Sovereign: "Girls Aloud are Past It"
The outspoken rapper reckons the pop gals ain't long for this world...
Def Jam-signed star and Jay-Z fave, Lady Sovereign has urged Girls Aloud to give up on their pop career.
The north London rapper who releases 'Love Me Or Hate Me' on Monday (January 29) told MTV.co.uk, "I'm not their biggest fan. They release a new bloody song every week - it's just not credible. And they're getting old.
"They're sweet girls but they're past it now. Will they be here this time next year? Nah, they'll be withered up by then."
She added, "The Brits organisers made the right decision dropping the pop category (from this year's ceremony)."
However, while Sarah Harding and chums might be feeling the sharp side of her tongue, Sov, who's massive in the US and has just announced she's supporting Gwen Stefani on tour, is full of praise for two other British gals.
"I really like what Amy Winehouse and Lily Allen are doing," she said.
"It's a really healthy time for British female artists, although (the scene) still has to grow and develop a bit more. It's cool because we're all indivual.
"I know Amy as well cos I've been drinking with her a few times. I love her, she's a nutter."
But does she reckon she'll be challenging Ms Winehouse and Allen for a best female gong at next year's Brits?
"I bloody better be! It's been frustrating trying to crack the UK. I think people saw me as a gimmick at first cos I'm a female who raps. Well, I'm not a gimmick, and I don't give a sh*t. By the end of this year, I want to be popular everywhere!"
'Love Me or Hate Me' hits the shelves on January 24.