Sinitta: Honey G is 'faking it'

Sinitta thinks Honey G is “faking it” on The X Factor.

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The 53-year-old singer, the ex-girlfriend and close friend of the TV talent show’s boss Simon Cowell, has enjoyed watching the rapper’s journey on the programme so far but after speaking with the wannabe’s mother she believes her act is just a persona.

Speaking to The Huffington Post, Sinitta said: “Her mother has a middle class, English accent, she’s very pretty.

"She’s not at all ghetto, she doesn’t say ‘yo’ and 'what’s up’ and everything. So I don’t know how Honey G has developed all these traits.

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"I think she’s faking it, but I think she believes. I think she has reinvented herself as a black American ghetto rapper.”

Honey G - real name Anna Guildford - has faced some accusations of racism for her appropriation of African American hip hop culture.

However, Sinitta doesn’t accept that her rapping is racist and has likened her to Sacha Baron Cohen’s comedy creation Ali G.

She said: “That’s like saying Ali G is racist … maybe Honey G is the musical version of him.”

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Over the years Sinitta has helped Simon decide which acts to take through to the live shows during the Judges’ Houses stages of the competition but she was noticeably absent from the 2016 series, replaced by Spice Girls Emma Bunton and Mel B.

Joking about her X Factor absence, the So Macho hitmaker said: “There’s definitely something missing on The X Factor this year. And I think it’s me.”