Controversial X Factor contestant Honey G has failed to place in the UK Top 100 Singles chart with her debut record ‘The Honey G Show’. Honey G finished in fifth place in this years X Factor competition and managed to score a record deal with Simon Cowell’s Syco Records.
Honey G (who’s real name is Anna Georgette Gilford) is a 35 year old rapper from North West London (or North Weezy as she likes to call it). She became a surprise fan favourite on the most recent X Factor competition after impressing judges in the her first audition with a bizarre performance of Missy Elliot’s ‘Work It’.
Gilford continued to capture the public imagination and made it all the way to the final round after her hopes were kept alive by judges Simon Cowell and Sharon Osbourne. She eventually finished in fifth place.
Despite her success in the competition, Honey G came under scrutiny from both judge Nicole Scherzinger (who branded her a novelty act) and a number of public figures and musicians. She was even accused of racism as a result of her performances, even being dubbed ‘modern day blackface’ on one occasion. After the X Factor final was won by Matt Terry, it was revealed that Honey G had been given a recording contract by Simon Cowell himself.
Her debut single hit the charts this week, but only managed to climb as far as number 149. The rapper recently told Digital Spy: “What I want to do is negotiate a deal,” “We want to make it happen. I don’t think there is a specific timescale – I think they are allowed to make two singles with me, and then if they make a third, they have to make an album.”
She even hinted that a second single may be released in the not so distant future, explaining: “Believe it or not, one of the Syco producers has already written a second single and wants to release it in the New Year which is amazing,” “I have the backing of Syco and hopefully this will help in my next step in negotiating a record deal with them.”