The 24-year-old singer – who celebrated her Q Award win for Best Track for single The Fear at a pub with rockers The Cribs and Edwyn Collins after the London ceremony on Monday – insists you would take the fun out of life if you never got intoxicated.
The Not Fair star is quoted by Britain’s Daily Star newspaper as saying: “Why the hell would you give up booze? No drinking until Christmas, yeah right? Drink and class A drugs – that’s what life’s all about.”
Lily also revealed her new man Sam Cooper - who attended the star-studded ceremony with her – is putting a smile on her face.
She said: “Everything is great. I'm really happy - he makes me really happy. We're having a good time." Lily has previously admitted she partied a little too hard when she first shot to fame in the pop world.
She said: “If you’d come to my place two years ago, I wouldn’t have been up before midday. There would have been half-empty vodka bottles everywhere, drugs, whatever. But loads of people take drugs and then get up and work, you can never say never.”