Some viewers claimed she has appropriated aspects of black culture on the ITV talent show, even comparing her outfits and performance style to “black face”.
Fellow rapper 50 Cent has now claimed such critics have no idea “what racism really is”, as he praised her for “bringing some happiness into the world”.
Speaking to the Daily Star, he said: “She is entertaining, and I guarantee there is not going to be a hip-hop artist in the world who is going to be offended by her.
“Come and speak to real victims of racism who have seen their kids shot up. These people complaining ain’t got a clue. A middle-aged white woman rapping along to Dre and Tupac ain’t even close to being racist.”
Honey G herself previously refuted racism accusations, claiming she has been heavily influenced by black culture.
“Any claims about me being racist are completely false and ridiculous,” she told the Daily Star.
50 Cent is the latest rapper to come out as a Honey G fan, as Snoop Dogg previously revealed he would drop everything to duet with her, if she is to make the ‘X Factor’ final.
‘The X Factor’ continues on Saturday at 8pm on ITV.