Lily Allen in Cosmo June 2014: Kanye West Inspired Sheezus
After striking a few poses for Ben Watts, the 28-year-old opened up about finding inspiration from Kanye West and the moment she wanted to be a star.
Check out highlights from Allen's interview below and for more, head over to Cosmopolitan!
On why she named her upcoming album Sheezus:
“Because Kanye West, who I’m a massive fan of, had an album called Yeezus. I respect him for many different reasons, not just his music but also as a personality. He is always open, honest, true to his word, and doesn’t give a hmm-mmm what anybody thinks. If that makes him Yeezus, then I sure as hell will be Sheezus.”
On when she knew she wanted to be a star:
“My dad’s an actor, and he took me on location once when he was shooting a film. He must have been really hungover, because his assistant came, woke him up, pulled him out of bed, gave him a cup of coffee, ran him a bath, then got him dressed and put him in a car. I was like, ‘That’s cool. I’d like to live like that.’”
On the one thing she does before bed every night:
“I can’t go to bed until I’ve ticked off everything on my list in my notes on my iPhone or until I’ve finished my flagged e-mails. There’s probably eight or nine things a day, on average. I know I can go to bed when I’ve done the last flagged thing.”
Photo Credit: Ben Watts for Cosmopolitan