HONEY G is now focused on becoming a hip-hop sex symbol as she plans global domination - following her X Factor stint.
The rap sensation, who was dropped by Simon Cowell and his record label, has stripped off for a photo shoot, come out as a lesbian and visited Italy ahead of a huge UK tour. Here's all the details...
Dan Charity - The SunThe rapper Honey G revealed she is gay in a sexy photo shoot for The SunWho is Honey G, where is she from and how much is she worth?
Honey G's real name is Anna Georgette Gilford and she was born on March 12, 1981.
The star is from Harrow in North London - which she refers to as "North Weezy" while in character.
Honey attended an exclusive grammar school, Dr Challoner’s in Buckinghamshire, where she was captain of her tennis team - with Amal Clooney attending the same school. Her mum was a classical pianist, her dad a dentist.
Honey's own wealth is not yet known as she has struggled to find chart success - and her former business was revealed to be worth just £1 in October 2016.
Syco / Thames / DymondHoney G was a contestant on The X Factor in 2016When did Honey G reveal she is gay and is single?
In an exclusive interview with The Sun, the rap queen revealed that she is a lesbian.
In an exclusive interview, she told Dan Wootton: “I have dabbled with men before, but I’m gay and looking for a female partner that I want to settle down with.”
But she also had relationships with men, explaining: “I have been with men in the past. But after I had my second experience with a woman I decided that I wanted to be with women."
Honey says her close friends and family know about her sexuality, but she wasn’t ready to speak about it during her controversial stint on Simon Cowell’s reality show.
But she's now being very open indeed and was spotted out in Soho with her new girlfriend in August, getting cosy at a bar.
BackGridHoney G spotted out with her new girlfriend in August 2017When was Honey G on The X Factor and why is she so controversial?
Honey G rose to prominence on the thirteenth series of The X Factor in 2016 starring as one of the Over 25s and mentored by Sharon Osbourne.
After auditioning (she sang Work It by Missy Elliott in her first audition) Honey was given the boot from the show during the six-chair challenge - however she was brought back for Judges Houses when a contestant Ivy-Grace Parades was unable to travel to Los Angeles due to visa issues and Sharon ultimately chose Honey as one of her final contestants.
Honey was voted off the show in week 9 - but returned to perform in the live final the following week and sparked controversy when she revealed she had already been signed by Simon Cowell to his Syco record label and would be releasing her debut single, The Honey G Show, soon after (the single was released on 23 December 2016 but was a chart flop).
During her time on The X Factor, Honey proved to be a divisive contestant with some labelling her a novelty act, but others (including rap legend Snoop Dogg) branding her a credible rapper (Honey herself declared she is the "UK's top rapper" during her time on The X Factor).
Despite being signed to Syco in December 2016, Honey was dropped by the record label by April 2017.
HandoutHoney's X Factor failure has not stopped her from pursuing her rap dreamsWhen did Honey G start releasing under her own record label?
After being dropped by Simon Cowell's Syco labels, Honey opted to continue her pursuit of rap stardom without the music mogul.
In May 2017, the star established her own record label - H to the O Music - and in June she unveiled her defiant single Hit You With The Honey G.
Summing up her confidence in the new record, Honey told The Sun’s Bizarre column: “I’m at a point in my life where idols are becoming rivals.”
However in September 2017 she was forced to deny reports that she'd been trying to flog gig tickets for £4.50.
Before X Factor fame, Honey (or Anna) worked as an IT recruitment consultant and previously gained a degree in MSc Management from UCL, or University College London.
She also studied at The University of Salford and earned herself a 2:1 in Popular Music and Recording, something that she has put to good use since graduating in 2004.
A university classmate has also come forward and claimed the rapper has "dumbed herself down" to assume the persona of a tough rapper for the show.
Stephanie Jones has revealed that Anna Gilford is “very well spoken” and “smart”, and “comes from a decent background”, adding: "Anna is nothing like this character".
Honey is also the survivor of a kidnapping and sexual assault after her car was hijacked - the star said the attack “affected her whole life” as she gave up on becoming a DJ and went into production instead.Does Honey G use Instagram and Twitter?
Honey G is an avid user of social media and uses both Instagram and Twitter.
She can be found tweeting away under the handle @the_honey_g.
Meanwhile, on Instagram, she can be found sharing photos and videos via @official_honey_gX Factor rap sensation Honey G returns with self-funded new music video Hit You With the Honey G
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