Lily Allen Stands Up for Cocaine

Celebuzz | January 7, 2009 - 3:40 pm

Lily Allen hasn’t let her well-publicized battle with the bottle turn her off to intoxicants altogether. In fact, the 23-year-old songbird can’t stop singing the praises of cocaine.

Allen tells British newspaper the Sun that Peruvian marching powder has gotten a bad rap thanks to “hysteria” in media coverage.

“The only story [in the media] is that drugs are bad and they will kill you—you will become a prostitute, a rapist or a dealer. But that’s not true,” Allen sniffs. “I know lots of people who take cocaine three nights a week and get up and go to work. But we never hear that side of the story. I wish people wouldn’t sensationalise it.”

And as for those who actually have run into trouble with illicit substances? “Some people are just bad at taking drugs,” Allen opines.

Perhaps there’s a career option for Lily if the whole music thing doesn’t pan out: She can tutor aspiring dopers on the proper method of doing coke.

Allen—who admits that she’s tried coke but claims that she didn’t enjoy it—goes on to lament that the modern-day music industry isn’t as indulgence-friendly as it was in its decadent heyday.

“I got £50,000 for my first album and I sold a lot of records,” Lily offers. “Twenty years ago, I’d have been booked in at the Ritz with five grams of cocaine on my table and 10 bunches of flowers. Some new clothes. A chauffeur on 24-hour call. Now I’m lucky to get an Oyster [public transit] card.”

Yeah, it’s a real shame that Lily Allen missed out on the good old days. Maybe that’s why she’s dating someone old enough to have lived through them?