X Factor rapper Honey G is determined to prove she is a "heavyweight" after winning a reprieve on the ITV talent show.

The 35-year-old from Harrow , whose real name is Anna Gilford, failed to make it through the Six Chair Challenge on Sunday (September 25).

But Sharon Osbourne revealed on that evening's Xtra Factor Live show how she was bringing back Honey G to replace Ivy Grace, who reportedly had to drop out after failing to obtain a visa.

Honey G told getwestlondon how she now wanted to prove to Sharon and the general public she deserved her place in the judges' houses in LA.

'I was surprised I wasn't picked initially'

The X Factor star Honey G says she is hopes to have her own clothing range one day

"I was surprised I wasn't picked initially because the crowd's reaction was unbelievable, but I understand I'm up against some fierce competition and I'm a rapper looking to be taken seriously," she said.

"I want to focus on building a good relationship with Sharon now and proving myself.

"I'm not a bedroom producer, I'm a heavyweight. You can tell that by looking at my SoundCloud page."

Honey G is certainly not short of confidence. She is convinced she can go on to secure a record deal through the show and even aspires to launch her own clothing range, featuring branded caps.

But equally important, she said, was raising awareness of urban music, especially among The X Factor viewers.

Honey G responds to Snoop Dogg's offer to collaborate

Snoop Dogg reportedly offered to collaborate with The X Factor rapper Honey G

She also spoke of her delight after hearing rapper Snoop Dogg is apparently a fan.

The multi-million selling artist was quoted as saying he was happy that "real hip-hop talent" was finally being given a chance on the show.

He reportedly said if she didn't make it through to the live shows he would fly her over to record a song together.

"I'll fly her over here, and we can record a song together, maybe even shoot a video. I’ll make sure we shoot it in the hood though. I don’t want Honey forgetting her ghetto roots," the US star reportedly told the Daily Star.

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Honey G said she was thrilled by his comments and recording with him would fulfil a lifelong dream.

'Mobbed by schoolchildren in Harrow'

"I haven't been contacted by him but it was amazing to read what he said," she told getwestlondon.

"I would love to collaborate with him. That would be sick.

"I grew up listening to his Doggystyle album, and I can practically reel off the lyrics word for word."

Honey G also told how public reaction to her performances had been "overwhelming", especially in her hometown.

"Everyone I go people want selfies and autographs. I was actually mobbed the other day by a group of screaming schoolgirls on my way home along Harrow High Street," she said.

'I'm going to switch things up'

Announcing her decision to bring back Honey G, Mrs Osbourne said: "There was this one audition that everyone has been texting me about and I thought 'well, why not?' I think you might be quite surprised at who I picked."

Reacting to her reprieve on the show, Honey G said: "I'm here because I'm going to switch things up in X Factor and that's what it's all about.

"Coming in to the competition, someone like me, a genuine street artist, who's going to switch up the whole competition."