'X Factor': Honey G Defended By Sharon Osbourne, Ahead Of Live Shows

'People want to see more of her… even if they say they don’t.'

07/10/2016 13:29 BST

Sharon Osbourne has stuck up for her controversial ‘X Factor’ act Honey G, insisting she’s deserving of her place in live shows.

Earlier in the series, Honey G won over viewers with her unique take on Missy Elliott’s ‘Work It’ during auditions, but the tide has certainly turned since then, with a lot of fans complaining that she’s taking up a spot in the competition that could have gone to a more deserving hopeful.

However, Sharon has now defended herself from the backlash, revealing she thinks Honey G is as much of a contender as anyone else in the contest.

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Sharon Osbourne

Defending the aspiring rapper in Friday’s (7 October) ‘Good Morning Britain’, she said: “Hand on heart it’s about entertaining people and Honey G whether you love her or you don’t love her entertains.

“She has her own unique way of rapping and people want to see more… [even if] they say they don’t, they do.”

Good grief

Honey G also spoke about how she deals with so-called “haters”, insisting: “Obviously there’s gonna be haters everywhere you go, even people who are very, very famous still have haters. I see the haters popping and, you know, I don’t take any notice of them. They just need to check themselves, you know?”

So there we go. A message to any haters who feel like “popping”. Don’t.

Honey G isn’t the only act whose spot in the ‘X Factor’ live shows has raised eyebrows among fans, with Louis Walsh’s choice to put Brattavio through also proving to be controversial.

‘The X Factor’ live shows kick off on Saturday (8 October) at 8pm on ITV.

‘Good Morning Britain’ airs weekdays from 6.40am on ITV.

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