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Lily Allen’s father used to take her to sell drugs

The Fear singer says her actor dad Keith used to make her accompany him to sell amyl nitrate at the Glastonbury music festival because he felt her good looks as a child helped his business.

entertainment Updated: Jan 26, 2009 15:54 IST

The Fear singer says her actor dad Keith used to make her accompany him to sell amyl nitrate at the Glastonbury music festival because he felt her good looks as a child helped his business.

She said: "I was a cute baby, which brought in a few customers, I suppose." Lily also claimed Keith used to get her and younger brother Alfie to steal pans from their mother – the actor’s ex-wife – Alison Owen’s kitchen so he could sell them on. She added: "We'd sell them at Portobello Market in London. "I discussed this with my mum a few months ago, and she thought he was stealing them for his flat, when actually he was stealing them for food money."

Lily recently caused controversy by appearing to condone cocaine use. She said: "I know lots of people that take cocaine three nights a week and get up and go to work every day, no problem at all.But we never hear that side of the story. I have no statement to make, I just wish people wouldn't sensationalise this thing that just exists.

“The only story is that drugs are bad and they will kill you - you will become a prostitute, a rapist or a dealer. But that's not true." Following the outcry which followed the remarks, the 23-year-old star – who no longer drinks or uses illegal substances – was forced to issue a statement denying she supported drug use.

The statement read: “Lily Allen would like to state unequivocally that she does not condone illegal drug use and has every sympathy with individuals and families whose lives have been blighted by drugs."