After hearing that singer Katy Perry referred to herself as a thinner version of British pop star Lily Allen, Allen took aim: "I happen to know for a fact that [Perry] was an American version of me. She was signed by my label in America as, 'We need to find something controversial and kooky like Lily Allen.' ... I think the lyrics and stuff are a bit crass ... When I met her I was bit frosty with her because someone asked her to describe herself. She's like, 'Aha, I'm like a fatter version of Amy Winehouse and a skinner version of Lily Allen!' It's like, you're not English and you don't write your own songs, shut up!" Perry later took the swipe back, saying: "I was just kind of joking and trying to be funny. I didn't mean anything by it. Comedians are not necessarily to be taken super seriously."
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