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The X Factor reject Honey G launches own record label

After her debut single The Honey G Show failed to even place in the U.K. Top 100 chart, Simon decided to let her go from his label.

The X Factor reject Honey G is launching her own record label after being dropped by Simon Cowell's Syco in April (17).

The rapper, who became a global sensation after her appearance on the ITV show thanks to the backing of famous faces such as Snoop Dogg, had initially been snapped up by music mogul Simon after finishing in fifth position in the 2016 series.

However, after her debut single The Honey G Show failed to even place in the U.K. Top 100 chart, Simon decided to let her go from his label.

Refusing to take the rejection to heart, Honey is now planning to manage herself on her own hip-hop label H to the O Music.

"I decided to launch my own label in order to give me more creative control and focus purely on producing real rap and hip-hop music," she told The Sun newspaper. "My new single, Hit you with the Honey G was produced, arranged and composed by me and was mixed and mastered by Grammy Award Winner Liam Nolan from Metropolis Studios.

"All the samples were generated and sequenced by me and I recorded and produced the guitar in the chorus. In the song my lyrics are about my life and my experiences."

Honey is also hoping to help manage other talented young rap stars on the label. But first, she's determined to use her new company to forge her own career.

"Working with Syco was great, but now I’m totally in control. I’m personally backing the whole PR Campaign for the single and I can now exemplify my own vision," she explained.

"I feel now is my chance to become globally recognised as a rapper and I hope the people believe and invest in my music."

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