Lily Allen Admits ‘Missing The Freebies’ After Quitting Pop Career To Embrace Motherhood

Lily Allen was one of pop’s biggest party girls at one point so she was always going to notice a huge change in lifestyle after retiring from music to start a family, and the singer admits that she missed getting all the freebies and the perks that came with being a pop star once she settled down.

The 28-year-old will be releasing her long-awaited solo album ‘Sheezus’ on Monday and in the midst of promotion for the record, Lily has been seen flitting back and forth from the US and the UK, dining out and getting raucous on stage.

Lily Allen is back in the spotlight once again ahead of the release of her new album ‘Sheezus’ (WENN)

It marks a stark contrast in the somewhat reserved Lily fans had grown accustomed to over the last few years as she settled down and enjoyed family life with her two daughters, Ethel and Marnie, and husband Sam Cooper.

In an interview with Glamour magazine, Lily opens up on the aspect of being in the spotlight that she missed: “I wasn’t good at staying at home all day, it didn’t suit me. I’m creative, it’s just who I am… I missed the positive feedback about my music from my fans.

“I missed the rush of performing. I missed the free clothes and handbags and the good tables in posh restaurants. I did!”

The ‘Air Balloon’ singer also revealed that she feels “betrayed” by other females who have criticised her behaviour or outspoken views recently.

“I do feel betrayed by my sex… People have got their own agendas these days,” Lily explained.

“It’s obvious when it’s about ego and them wanting to sound clever. It’s sad. Exhausting. Your own sex, in the name of feminism, hitting you back down. But I’m not gonna censor myself. I’m not gonna be beige.”

We wouldn’t have you any other way, Lily! Check out the star on stage at a London concert yesterday…

Lily Allen performs at Shepherds Bush Empire (Carsten Windhorst/