Leave it to Lily to strike every major pop princesses nerves in all the right places! The video for her new single, ‘Sheezus’ is out and taking many prisoners with its witty rhymes, great beat, and ridiculous visuals. Read on to watch!
Kanye West is only the first person Lily Allen pokes fun at in her new video for her single, “Sheezus.” The song, clearly a play on words with Kanye’s Yeezus, also teases Katy Perry, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Lorde and even Rihanna! You don’t want to miss it.
Lily Allen Takes On Rihanna & More With ‘Sheezus’
With a hilariously playful vibe, Lily’s video is her return to the music scene after the birth of her daughters, Ethel Mary, 2 and Marnie Rose, 15 months.
In the song, she acknowledges that the game has changed and gives a few examples, “RiRi isn’t scared of Katy Perry’s roaring, Queen Bey’s gone back to the drawing. Lorde smells blood, yeah, she’s about to slay you… kid ain’t one to f**k with when she’s only on her debut.”
If you think this is going too far, could you possibly expect less from a song whose entire second verse is devoted to periods? (And we don’t mean the punctuation.)
While these lyrics could be considered disses to the artists, we don’t think that’s Lily’s aim here at all. What she’s really doing is admitting she’s been away from the scene for awhile and acknowledging that the female pop competition she’s returned to isn’t going to be easy to beat. Nonetheless, no matter how awesome the other ladies are, she wants to be on top: “Second best will never cut it for the divas. Gimme that crown b***h, I wanna be Sheezus.”
Aside from the punchy lyrics and catchy melody, the video itself is very cool visually as well. It has almost a space vibe with Lily, 28, portrayed with certain illustrated cartoon-like features, like eyes made of gold glitter and scattered dashed lines across her face.
She’s totally hot and is a total pro. You’d never think this was her first song back from a break.
What about you, HollywoodLifers? What do you think of Sheezus? Let us know!
— India Irving