Lily Allen is rarely out of the headlines in her native U.K., and now she’s hit the spotlight after a very public on-stage fight with Elton John. The GQ Man of the Year awards in London were considerably enlivened when Allen and Sir Elton took the stage to co-host the event. Allen’s boozy ways are legendary, although she claims to have given up alcohol after having a miscarriage in January this year.
But that didn’t stop Sir Elton from poking fun at her drinking during the GQ ceremony. After Allen announced: “And now to the most important part of the night,” her mischievous co-host responded with: “What? Are you going to have another drink?” Allen replied in characteristically feisty fashion by saying: “Fuck off Elton. I am 40 years younger than you and have my whole life ahead of me.”
It’s hard to tell whether the exchange was a joke that has been misinterpreted or if Allen was genuinely upset by Sir Elton’s words. “I could snort you under the table,” was one of Sir Elton’s amusing retorts to Allen, which suggests that he didn’t take the conflict very seriously. [Gigwise]
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