The presenter spoke to The Huffington Post UK at Monday (31 October) night’s Pride Of Britain Awards, where he was also quick to insist that the rapper is definitely the real deal.
“I don’t like the meanness towards her,” he told us. “But for the most part, she’s pretty well liked.
When the topic of those racism accusations was raised, Dermot quickly replied: “That’s just nonsense. Have you ever watched ‘8 Mile’?
“That’s just the music that girl loves. So who are you or I to say what she should or shouldn’t like?”
And on the topic of whether it’s all an act, he was equally as decisive, firing back: “She’s 100% real. I’ve spent enough time with her now.”
Sadly, you just can’t please everyone and last week, Sinitta told us that she’s certain Honey G is faking it, though she did defend her against racism claims.
“I think she’s faking it, but I think she believes,” she said. “I think she has reinvented herself as a black American ghetto rapper.”
Over the weekend, Honey G herself addressed the situation, stating: “I think people are discriminating against me, they are using the race card against me.
“I feel like they are discriminating against me because I am white. It makes me question whether they have a problem with someone rapping who is white.”
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