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Honey G wants Jay Z-style success after hitting 'rock bottom'

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Honey G wants Jay Z-style success after hitting 'rock bottom'

Honey G wants to become as successful as Jay Z and Missy Elliott after previously hitting "rock bottom".

The former 'X Factor' wannabe - who was voted off the show on Sunday (27.11.16) - has set her sights on a glittering career both musically and financially after revealing she has had some "hellish" times which have included being on benefits.

She said: "I definitely want a first-class lifestyle. But my life up until now has been a real financial struggle.

"There have been times where I've hit rock bottom and had to go on benefits.

"I'd been running my business but it wasn't going well and I wasn't able to get a suitable job.

"So yeah, my life has been a struggle and hellish."

Honey has previously found the festive period particularly difficult when she was strapped for cash and could barely afford to feed herself, but she is hoping to never have financial difficulties again and wants to own a big house.

She said: "I've had times like Christmas as well when I haven't even been able to afford to go out at the weekend, I haven't been able to afford to eat or just seeing my friends or even get a train ride somewhere.

"To have wealth would mean so much to me. It would be amazing. I want to be like rap stars like Jay Z and Missy Elliott with big cribs and stuff. I'm so ambitious, I'm so hungry and I'm so driven."

The 35-year-old rapper - whose real name is Anna Georgette Gilford - admitted this week she is hoping Simon Cowell's company SyCo will offer her a record deal, and she has already set her sights on being as successful as former 'X Factor' stars One Direction.

Speaking to The Sun newspaper, she added: "I'm kind of looking to come in at the level that One Direction came in at. I know that I can create that hype.

"I just need the opportunity to be able to sell the records, get the right PR behind me, get the right team behind me that's really going to blow me up."