X Factor's Honey G has a record deal, but a lot of people aren't sure why

Dec 15, 2016 at 11:21 a.m. ET
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Honey G looks set for a bright future, despite the fact that she has been voted off X Factor. She already has a record deal in the bag.

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On Dec. 11, the rapper, whose real name is Anna Georgette Gilford, revealed that she had been offered a deal with Simon Cowell's Syco label. She added that her first single would be coming out on Dec. 23, just in time for Christmas.

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Many fans have reacted to the news with great enthusiasm, tweeting their support and well wishes.

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However, not everyone feels Honey G deserves another shot at fame — and think she made a bad move revealing her record deal before an X Factor winner had even been announced.

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What is it about Honey G that makes her so endearing? And what makes Cowell see the pound signs when he thinks of her, so much so that he's willing to cut her a record deal? It has to be a culmination of a few things. Firstly, Honey G is different — she brings something to the music scene that we haven't really seen before.

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The rapper already has a celebrity following, with 50 Cent and Snoop Dogg both revealing that they are fans. Plus, she's controversial (there are so many people who feel her act isn't genuine), which is what will keep her name in the media. Ultimately, there's no middle ground when it comes to Honey G, because as the social media reaction to her record deal proves, you either love her, or you really, really hate her, making her one of the most talked-about celebrities of the year.

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Aside from these observations, Honey G has also got an interesting backstory. While there's no rags to riches tale here, the juxtaposition between her persona and her real life is fascinating. Before her stint on X Factor, she was a pretty regular middle-class woman with a master's degree and her own recruitment firm. According to The Mirror, she also played tennis competitively. So she's nothing if not interesting, right?

Is Honey G the most talented performer we've ever seen? Absolutely not. But is she an entertainer? Most definitely.

What do you think about the news that Honey G has secured a record deal? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

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