The 31-year-old English pop star took to her Twitter account to criticize the lack of female collaborators on Drake's new album, 'More Life'.
The "Somewhere Only We Know" singer took to her Twitter account on Sunday, March 19, a day after "More Life" was released, to point out the lack of female singers featured on the album. "22 songs and 1 female feature. Still sad," she wrote.
22 songs and 1 female feature . Still sad— Lily (@lilyallen) 19 Maret 2017
Her diss on Drizzy's album later hit back at her. A fan savagely slammed her for "the absence of black queer folks, women, and men" in her career. Also taking Drake's side, a Twitter user argued that the "Hotline Bling" hitmaker "doesn't have to put females on his album for the sake of gender equality."
can you explain the absence of black queer folks, women, and men in your over-a-decade long career? just interested in policing black peole? https://t.co/xwYtMzRLe8— Myles E. Johnson (@hausmuva) 19 Maret 2017
@lilyallen Music is art, Drake has had many songs with women. He doesn't have to put females on his album for the sake of gender equality— AD Smash (@ADSmashthegreat) 19 Maret 2017
In her defense, she posted another tweet, saying that she loves "More Life" but she would love to hear more female collaborations. " 'More Life' is great. It's great moment for Drake and the UK acts he has featured, would have liked to have heard [Ray BLK], [Stefflon Don], [Little Simz], [Lady Chann] who have all been such a big part of the movement Drake is celebrating with his collection of songs," she tweeted.
"I didn't tell anyone anything, I made an observation, started a conversation," she added, explaining herself.
There are twenty-two tracks in "More Life", and Jorja Smith is the only female collaborator. She sings a part in "Get It Together". Other featured artists in the album include Young Thug, 2 Chainz, Kanye West, PARTYNEXTDOOR and more.