While The Sun was insisting that Lily Allen's team didn't want to go head-to-head with Katy Perry, Lily Allen herself is laying the blame for the non-appearance of the follow up to Alright, Still on the new management at EMI:
"The record industry is a very political place at the moment," Allen wrote on her website.
"Lots of people have been fired or have taken redundancy recently as the company [EMI] was taken over.
"Many of these people were people assigned to my projects and now I don't quite know what's going on.
"I'm sure everyone will find their feet soon enough and I'll be able to put the album out soon."
Hmm. Despite this, EMI did manage to get Coldplay's record out. Could they be holding Allen back in a bid to shore up the performance in the next financial year?