Did X Factor’s Honey G just let slip her act is a fake?
It’s been the question on everyone’s lips since she first walked into that X Factor audition room: Is Honey G actually for real?
As Honey progressed onto the live shows and proceeded to survive in the competition for a whopping eight weeks, viewers at home struggled to know whether she was in on the joke or not. However, during an interview on This Morning on Tuesday, the controversial rapper appeared to let slip that it might all just be an act.
Speaking to Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby, Honey G confessed that she had never performed on stage before, despite supposedly rapping for 17 years. The former contestant also admitted that her inner rap artist did not exist until she appeared on the ITV programme.
When quizzed further by a confused Phillip, Honey backtracked somewhat.
“I had been rapping, I had been posting my tracks on Soundcloud. I had been recording,” she continued.
Attempting to get the bottom of what she was saying, Phillip asked when exactly Anna Gilford became Honey G, to which she responded: “In the year 2000 I was studying in university and one of mates came up with my name.
“G because it is my surname and Honey is because he said I was sweet like honey.”
The North Weezy rapper insisted that she is genuine and not a joke act, explaining: “I’m not fake, this isn’t an act. I have grown up in the underground scene. I am known to BBC One Extra. My mum is classical pianist.”
She continued: “I might have picked up street lingo being on the underground music scene – it is now part of my personality.”
So, in conclusion, we’re just as confused as before.
Anyway, we won’t have to worry about that for now since Honey G became the next contestant to leave the X Factor on Sunday night. She pulled out all the stops with her contribution to the Mannequin Challenge this week, but the rapper still ended up facing the sing-off against 5 After Midnight.
Three out of the four judges decided Honey’s time was up, with Nicole Scherzinger, Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh all opting to send the act home.
We’re now down to our final four contestants with Matt Terry, Emily Middlemas, Saara Aalto and 5 After Midnight. Next week they will be performing some festive tunes for Christmas Week!
X Factor continues Saturday at 8pm on ITV.