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Exclusive: Confessions of Lily Allen

Why does the reformed pop tartlet want to become a nun? Plus, watch video of her colorful SPIN cover shoot!

By: William Goodman // January 28, 2009

Lily Allen’s new album, It’s Not Me, It’s You, arrives February 10. And while the one-time party girl and frequent tabloid target has toned down her act, Allen certainly hasn’t lost her edge.

“Tabloids want me to be this young woman who loses it and falls into drink or drugs,” the 23-year-old Londoner tells SPIN (issue on sale now — excerpt here). “I won’t do it. You know what, I could become a nun…. I wouldn’t do it for Jesus — I would do it to see tabloid gossip people have zero to write about. ‘She prays all fucking day — what are we going to do now?'”

At SPIN’s London cover shoot, the fiery singer posed in colorful couture dresses with wild hairstyles and attitude to boot. Below, watch exclusive footage from the shoot, filmed and edited by Pavla Kopecna, a fashion editor, art director, and photographer whose work has appeared in SPIN, Nylon, and Vogue.

Watch: Lily Allen’s SPIN cover shoot