Lily Allen wears AK-47 necklace as she performs at London festival

Lily Allen wears gold AK-47 necklace as she performs at London’s Hoopla Festival the night after a young boxer was shot in the face just three miles away

  • Pop singer Lily Allen performed at a festival in London wearing a gun necklace
  • Performance came just hours after a semi-professional boxer was gunned down 
  • Oluwafemi Omosuyi, known as Femi, was shot in face outside a  Peckham school
  • He was taken to hospital with life changing injuries and is in critical condition

Singer Lily Allen has raised eyebrows after she was spotted wearing a gun necklace during a performance – hours after a man was shot in the face just three miles away.

The pop star, who is staging a come back with a new album, was seen wearing the pendant as she performed at the Mighty Hoopla Festival in Brockwell Park in London on Sunday evening.

But just hours before the Smile hitmaker, 33, took to the stage, a 22-year-old was left fighting for his life after having ‘half his face blown off’ in a shooting.


The pop star, who is staging a come back with a new album, was seen wearing the pendant as she performed at the Mighty Hoopla Festival in Brockwell Park in London on Sunday evening

Semi-professional boxer Oluwafemi Omosuyi, known as Femi, was gunned down outside Oliver Goldsmith Primary in Peckham, south London, on Saturday night.

The shooting took place just three miles away from the festival.

He was blasted with a shotgun in the upper body and received pellet wounds to the face just before 8pm on Wodehouse Avenue, sparking an armed police response. 

In a gruesome video crowds of onlookers hover over a man, believed to be Mr Omosuyi, with blood gushing from his face.

It is unclear if Ms Allen’s necklace was a comment on the violence or merely a fashion statement. MailOnline has contacted her management team.

It appears to be the same necklace which she was previously slammed for wearing, and which saw her accused of glamourising gun violence.

Singer Lily Allen has raised eyebrows after she was spotted wearing a machine gun necklace during a performance – hours after a man was shot in the face just three miles away


Semi-professional boxer Oluwafemi Omosuyi, known as Femi, was gunned down outside Oliver Goldsmith Primary in Peckham, south London, on Saturday night (Pictured: stills from a video taken at the scene) 

Last week England footballer Raheem Sterling was forced to defend his new tattoo of an assault rifle on his leg after anti-gun campaigners branded it ‘sick’.

Critics slammed the £170,000-a-week Manchester City star after he displayed the new inking during training for this summer’s World Cup.

Mr Omosuyi, known as Femi, had recently come back from training in Dublin when he was gunned down outside Oliver Goldsmith Primary in Peckham, south London, last night

Sterling said the new design of an M16 assault rifle is actually a tribute to his late father.

The 23-year-old insisted it reflects a vow he made to ‘never touch a gun’ after his father was shot dead in Kingston, Jamaica, when he was just two years old.

But some activists have described the artwork as ‘an absolute disgrace’ and since called for the 23-year-old to be dropped from England’s World Cup squad. 

Meanwhile, Ms Allen is set to release her new album later this month after a three-year music hiatus. 

Her stage performance comes after she admitted to cheating on ex husband Sam Cooper after struggling with fame and her identity after having children.

The London native told Vulture that she blames some of her personal troubles on her comeback to music in 2014.

She added that it was during her time away from the spotlight to focus on motherhood that she lost control of her image, but now feels she is turning back towards her best.


It appears to be the same necklace which she was previously slammed for wearing, and which saw her accused of glamourising gun violence

Speaking to the publication, the Not Fair songstress revealed: ‘I was 14 stone and I had to lose all that weight. I wasn’t eating, I wasn’t sleeping. I’d always been in control of my image, but I’d been a mum in slippers and a dressing gown for two years.’  

The singer added: ‘I lost my sense of self. I lost my identity. I was being a bad mum. I was being bad at my job. I’d wake up on a tour bus in the middle of Wisconsin and be so hung-over.

‘I cheated on my husband. All I wanted to do was be with my kids. I wasn’t even making any money.’

Despite her recent struggles, she appears to have bounced back and is preparing to release her highly-anticipated album No Shame later this month.

Struggles: The London native told Vulture that she blames some of her lost self and personal troubles on her comeback to music in 2014

 

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