Lily Allen has proven time and time again that she's not afraid to take a few shots at music's biggest names (and, uh, Azealia Banks) ... but her latest move may be her boldest to date: she's playfully swiping at Kanye West.
According to several reports, during her upcoming appearance on BBC One's "The Graham Norton Show" (which airs in the UK Friday night), Allen will reveal that she's calling her third album Sheezus, a none-too-subtle salute to West's most recent record.
"It's a confident title choice and a little nod to Kanye West," Allen tells Norton.
Confident, indeed. Of course, there's still no word on how West feels about Allen's homage (he's too busy proclaiming himself to be one of the greatest MCs of all time,) but, he's going to have to get used to it: a rep for Allen confirms that the title is, indeed, correct. Praise Sheezus
That title seems to fit with the cool, confident tone Allen is setting for her upcoming album: take, for example, the sublimely scathing single "Hard Out Here," which snapped at the sexual politics at play in society and the music business.
There's still no release date set for Sheezus; though late last year, a rep for Allen told MTV News she was working with frequent collaborator Greg Kurstin in the studio, and that the duo were "finishing up" the record for release in 2014.