Credit: Ian Gavan/Getty Images Photo: Lily Allen and Sam Cooper

Lily Allen is officially out of retirement and back in action, and if you thought she’d been softened by having two daughters, think again. The “Hard Out Here” singer is ready to call ‘em like she sees ‘em again, no holds barred.

In a recent interview for Esquire’s UK cover, Lily explained why she decided to retire from pop music in the first place, even though her retirement didn’t exactly stick.

“I’d had enough of people constantly hacking at me,” she admitted. “And I think once you’re exhausted physically and mentally, it does get you down … Almost the second I got pregnant and I wasn’t able to go out and party, [my friends] were suddenly quite nasty.”

Which is totally not what BFFs are for, especially when you’re in the process of bringing new life into the world! They’re supposed be supportive by doing things like bringing you ice cream and chick flicks, not getting mad you can’t go to clubs. We’re not surprised Lily decided to remove herself from that situation, even if it meant leaving a career she loved.

“There’s a way that those people survive, and it’s not by being nice,” Lily said. “The way they make themselves feel powerful is to ostracize other people. It’s hard for me because I will eternally feel like that little bullied girl at school, because that’s what I was.”

Sounds a little like our definition of “mean girls” — whether they’re Regina George or the real, living and breathing kind we battled in high school. And because she was surrounded by those kinds of people, she was disappointed at what being famous meant, and how different it was from what she imagined.

“I feel like when I was growing up and dreaming of becoming a popstar, it was the days of Britpop when things felt authentic and anarchic, and people were taking drugs and having a lot of fun and having sex with each other and it wasn’t fake, it was real,” Lily said. “So excuse me if I found it a bit disappointing when I arrived and it was a bunch of sterile f—ing Botoxed idiots that stank of desperation.”

Source: Esquire via Popcrush