Lily Allen Snubbed the Band Aid Charity Single Because It’s ‘Smug’

Lily Allen attends The BRIT Awards 2014 at 02 Arena on February 19, 2014 in London, England.
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There was a reason why you didn’t see Lily Allen in the star-studded 30th anniversary reboot of the Band Aid charity single, “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” The song featured all the British famouses, from Sam Smith to One Direction. Noticeably absent were Adele (who isn’t responding to her manager) and Allen. The singer received an invitation but turned it down. “It’s difficult to explain why I didn’t do it without sounding like a complete ****,” she told the Daily Mail. “I prefer to do my charitable bit by donating actual money and not being lumped in with a bunch of people like that.” She went on, “It’s like the success club and I’m not really in that club. I don’t think I’m above it all — I’m way below it — but there’s something a bit smug about it.” As for Sir Bob Geldof, she’s chill with him because he doesn’t care and is “grumpy” like her. Happy holidays!

Lily Allen Thinks the Band Aid Single Is ‘Smug’