Earlier this year, British singer Lily Allen was involved in a Twitter feud with raptress Azealia Banks. In a new interview with Nick Grimshaw on BBC Radio 1, Allen admitted that the beef motivated her to write new music.
"There was one person that was particularly nasty to me on Twitter for no apparent reason," Allen told Grimshaw. "And I was struggling with finding my voice - not my singing voice, because I've never found that - but my writing voice."
"And this one person was being particularly horrible to me and I happened to be in a studio session at the time, and it was just brilliant because it ignited this juvenile flame in my belly. So thank you, Ms. Banks," she continued.
Earlier this year, Banks called Allen's children "ugly" and said that the singer's husband Sam Cooper looked like a "thumb." The "Hard out Here" crooner later responded by saying that Banks had never released an actual studio album of her own. "I've had 2 kids since '212' dropped and i bet my my album still comes out 1st. b**ch is scared of the ball. OUT," allen said, referring to Banks' hit single.
Banks has recently been known for being in feuds with other musicians. In addition to arguing with Allen, Banks tried to pick a fight with her "ATM Jam" collaborator Pharrell Williams. Banks blamed the single flop on the producer, saying, "The reason ATM jam did poorly is because pharell changed his mind about wanting to be associated with me after he had his lite skin comeback."