Boy George isn't sweet about Honey G

Boy George has branded The X Factor “a joke” over aspiring rapper Honey G’s success on the show.

The hip-hop act, 35, has survived the first two weeks of the live shows after she was controversially put through by her mentor Sharon Osbourne.

Honey G

(Syco/Thames/Dymond/PA)

Boy George, 55, a former coach on The Voice, blamed talent shows for making pop music bland and said it was “ridiculous” that Honey G had got so far.

Real name Anna Georgette Gilford, Honey G has sparked speculation that she is not genuine because of her amusing dance moves, outfits and attempts at street slang.

Boy George told Good Morning Britain: “The reason why pop music’s so bad is because the public has been dictating the art form.

“All these shows, everything’s a format so nobody’s really individual any more.”

The Karma Chameleon singer said that Honey G “would be a great Britain’s Got Talent contestant. But for a singing show, it’s ridiculous.”

Honey G (ITV)

He told GMB: “The fact that Freddy (Parker) got sent home and other people got sent home and she (stayed). It’s like a joke, it’s a joke.”

Honey G was sent through to the lives shows after judge Sharon decided to take a “risk” on the hip-hop singer, who has told judges she is “sweet like Honey G”.

“Honey G could be the next big recording artist,” the rapper has boasted. “I’m going to put North Weezy (north-west London) right on the map, baby”.


More in this Section

X Factor cleared of breaching product placement rules

Director Peter Jackson restores archive footage to make First World War film

Stormzy to headline Wireless Festival 2018

Stephanie Waring ‘very confused’ at Dancing On Ice elimination


Lifestyle

The biggest cancer killer will take your breath away

Hopefully she had an idea...

Power of the press: Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks discuss 'The Post'

More From The Irish Examiner