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Honey G gets seal of approval from 50 Cent

Emmy Griffiths

Although Honey G has been a figure of controversy in this series of the X Factor, she certainly has one celebrity fan – 50 Cent!

The rap artist defended the contestant's act, which some have accused of being offensive, saying that the 35-year-old rapper is simply "entertaining."

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Honey G has been a controversial figure in this year's competition

"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," the Grammy award-winning artist told The Daily Star.

"I would like to see her go far, at least she is bringing some happiness into the world. My message to her is haters always gonna hate, rise above it."

He also defended her act after some viewers labelled it racist, saying: "For anybody who thinks a white person performing music of black origin is racist, you know they don't know what racism really is… 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."

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Honey G herself has opened up about the controversy surrounding her appearing in the live shows of the singing competition, telling reporters including HELLO! Online: "It has been playing on my mind a little bit. But really I've just been focusing on the competition, focusing on my songs for the competition, not worrying about what people have been saying online.

"Obviously there're people that say, 'you shouldn't have gone through, that one should have gone through' and because my Twitter goes so mad now I don't have time to look at the messages, I don't really react to anything, but I get a lot of positive feedback."