Lily Allen: 'Nobody at Radio 1 Knows What the F--k They're Doing'

Singer also lashed out at male-dominated music industry in new interview.

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Lily Allen has criticised BBC Radio 1, saying "nobody knows what the f--k they're doing," reports Gigwise.

Speaking to PressPlay, the singer spoke out against the station, who recently dropped her from their playlist.

"The truth is nobody knows what the f--k they're doing," she said. "They can pretend they've got a formula that works and [that] they 'know' they're exactly in control of the game but they're just not. No one knows."

Allen, who stepped in to headline Latitude festival on July 17 in place of Two Door Cinema Club, also hit out at sexism in the music industry. She said: "The music industry is run mainly by elder males. It sits better with them to be able to assert their power and control over something that they see as weak and I think they probably see women as weak."

Earlier this week, Allen reflected on her recent album, "Sheezus," questioning the quality of material on the record. "The first thing I came back with was 'Hard Out Here,'" the singer said. "And that was important to me, a real statement of intent, even though you couldn't put it on the radio over here because it had too much swearing. Maybe the songs aren't good enough this time, who knows? I just know I can't wait to get back into the studio."

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    And how do we know she's not just saying these things because the elderly men in the music industry want her to say these things so they can attract feminist fans? :O
    I think she's mad
    She's one of these rich, young white women that need someone to blame for something or to feel marginalised. That being said, she's spot on about Radio One, and Hard Out Here makes a genuine point. The thing is though, by far the largest consumers (not just of mainstream music but any consumer product) are women, so they have nothing but themselves to blame if they're buying products that use sex to sell.
    This is BS. She's never had a problem with Radio One before. She even went to perform at Radio One's Big Weekend this year. But as soon as they stop playing her music... "nobody knows what the f*** they're doing".
    Radio 1 does suck huge hairy balls. Has done for years.
    I would be tempted to agree however Zane Lowe redeemed himself recently by pumping out Raining Blood at about 4 in the afternoon. Br00tz
    Coming from the artist who got interviewed after a festival when her set got cut short and stated "I'm glad, it's just 3 more songs I don't have to play." Waste of Space, grasping for attention because her music won't do it for her.
    I'm having flashbacks.. oh no, I can hear the harps playing in my mind! AAAAAHHH!!!! "For there to be woman executives, you need women who want to BE executives." - Izzy-Sweet, March 2014 Woah, I'm back now, what happened?
    Your posts are usually funny and true, but I gotta give you a big "WTF Mate??!" on this one.
    You'll have to go back in time for this one, I'm afraid. More context in the other article, even from other commenters
    Are you going to continue to bitch and moan, or are you gonna do something about it? Nut up or shut up
    Although I'm not a fan of her music and the fact that this move seems somewhat dubious, she does have a point, Radio 1 has no clue what they're doing. It's been shit since John Peel died.