There was controversy in the world of Scottish pop music last night after Eurythmics singing legend, Annie Lennox, accused fellow pop icon, Lulu, of leaning on the sideboard of deposed Zimbabwean president, Robert Mugabe, during a tour the pair made together in 1982.
Speaking to reporters last night, Lennox 92, said: “The president invited us to a small dinner party at his state residence, Harare, at the end of the tour and we were both happy to accept.
“However, I couldn’t believe it when I spotted Lulu leaning heavily on the president’s sideboard after dinner. She was holding a tumbler of scotch and was smoking a large cigar.
“I told her to stand up and to show some respect, but she pulled a razor and threatened to slash me, so I left her to it.
“Having said that, Mr Mugabe didn’t seem to mind too much, although he did raise his eyebrows at me and gesture towards her with his thumb once or twice during the evening”
This is the 2nd time that the ‘From Sir With Love’ star has been involved in political controversy.
In 1978 she was arrested and tortured by Ugandan despot, Idi Amin’s, secret police, after pulling all the drawers out on his desk while on a sell-out tour of Entebbe.
Lulu is now appearing as ‘Widow Wanky’ in an adult production of Alladin at the York Hall in Bethnal Green, East London