22/10/2016 10:13 BST

'X Factor': Honey G BANNED From Rapping Over Classic David Bowie Hit During Live Show Performance

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If you were looking forward to hearing Honey G repeating her ‘When I say Honey, you say G’ rap on Saturday night’s ‘X Factor’, then we have bad news.

The 35-year-old is set to perform a cover of Vanilla Ice’s 90’s rap classic ‘Ice Ice Baby’, which contains a sample of the David Bowie and Queen hit ‘Under Pressure’.

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But Bowie’s estate have refused to allow Honey G to change anything about the original version - and that includes performing her own trademark rap, which she has *checks notes* treated us all to on the first two live shows.

A source told The Mirror: “Bowie’s estate have been very reluctant in letting her use the song, she can’t make it her own in any way and must stick to Vanilla Ice’s version.

“Honey is really nervous because her biggest draw is all the gimmicks and personal touches she puts on her raps.

“Now she really has to stick to the format, so she doesn’t want to cause any problems. This could really make or break her.”


Earlier this week, Honey G spoke out about accusations of racism that have followed her throughout her time on the show.

Since her very first audition, the aspiring rapper’s ‘X Factor’ journey has faced a backlash from certain quarters of social media, who have accused her of appropriating aspects of black culture.

She has now had her say on the matter, insisting that her “heavy influences” of hip-hop music are sincere, and that she is not a racist person.

As reported by the Daily Star, she said: “Any claims about me being racist are completely false and ridiculous. I’ve been heavily influenced by rap and hip-hop culture and involved in it for a number of years.”

The ‘X Factor’ hopeful was previously forced to speak out over claims that she is a joke act, or even a plant, telling WhatsOnTV: “I might not have the most amazing voice but I’m a heavyweight rapper, singer and producer and I write my own lyrics, so I’ve got real skills to bring to the table. To be regarded as a joke is really insulting.”

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