Lily Allen Hits Out At 'Botoxed Idiot' Celebs
Star reveals her former showbiz pals turned on her when she got pregnant...
Lily Allen has hit out at the "Botoxed idiots" who inhabit the British showbiz scene.
Talking to Esquire magazine, the always outspoken pop star aimed her ire at her former friends - who she claimed turned on her when she became pregnant.
"I thought the people in that showbiz circle were my friends, but almost the second I got pregnant and I wasn't able to go out and party, they were suddenly quite nasty.
"There's a way that those people survive, and it's not by being nice. The way they make themselves feel powerful is to ostracise other people.
"I feel blessed to be able to recognise that but at the same time it can still feel pretty s**t what you walk into a room full of people and you can feel the eyes looking at you and people laughing."
And she said she took time off from her career because she felt she was being targeted.
"I'd had enough of people constantly hacking at me," she confessed. "And I think once you're exhausted physically and mentally, it does get you down."
Elaborating on her discontent with the celeb circles in which she used to mix, she harked back wistfully to the Britpop scene of the 1990s.
"It's hard for me because I will eternally feel like that little bullied girl at school, because that's what I was.
"I feel like when I was growing up and dreaming of being a pop star, it was the days of Britpop when things felt authentic and anarchic, and people were taking drugs and having a lot of fun and having sex with each other and it wasn't fake, it was real.
"So excuse me if I found it a bit disappointing when I arrived and it was a bunch of sterile f**king Botoxed idiots that stank of desperation."
Lily recently topped the Official UK SIngles Chart.