04/07/2012 11:43 BST | Updated 04/07/2012 11:51 BST

Dappy 'I'm Coming (Tarzan Part 2)': Lily Allen Defends Former N-Dubz Star's Controversial Single

Lily Allen has defended Dappy's controversial new single, hailing it "thoroughly entertaining and insightful".

The Smile singer hit back at the negative reaction on Twitter to the track I'm Coming (Tarzan Part 2) - which has lyrics riddled with expletives, references to cancer and rape and attacking The X Factor - insisting critics had missed the humour.

Lily said: "Dappy's new tune is jokes, in a good way. Thoroughly entertaining and insightful which is more than I can say for most things on the radio.

"Sorry, how is it insensitive or insulting? Explain, or is it just offensive to mention the word.

"And also, since when is pop music meant to be politically correct? Why people are so shocked by it is beyond me [sic]."

Her comments follow Dappy's Twitter row with cousin and X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos, after she publicly distanced herself from the track, which lashes out at Simon Cowell and X Factor winners Alexandra Burke and Joe McElderry.

Tulisa tweeted: "Just puttin it out there..dont involve me in dappy's latest hype, I don't condone it in anyway... Wen will u bloody learn! wen we unite Im gettin u back in shape [sic]."

Dappy retorted: "Now why would u say that,,,i cant believe u T...Why would u say this about my work..Just so u can keep cool with your xf job. Sad really....Guess im on my own again......F**k x factor [sic]."