Hilary Duff's Nicole denial
Apr 4, 2007, 7:00 GMT
03/31/2007 - Hilary Duff - Nickelodeon\'s 20th Annual Kids\' Choice Awards - Pauley Pavilion - UCLA - Westwood, CA © Glenn Harris / Photorazzi
Hilary Duff has denied claims she slammed Nicole Richie in her song 'Gypsy Woman'.
The teen star's lyrics were believed to be a scathing attack directed at her ex-lover Joel Madden's new girlfriend Nicole, but Hilary insists this is not true.
Hilary told US People magazine: "It's not my job to talk about my relationship. But the more you try to keep it quiet, the more people want to know about it."
The 19-year-old actress and singer dated Joel from 2004 until November 2006.
Hilary - who shot to fame as the star of hit US TV show 'Lizzie McGuire' - also spoke of the pressure she feels to be thin since she became famous. Hilary said although she has never had a problem with her weight, she feels people can be "judgmental and mean".
She said: "If you don't like the way you look or feel insecure, when people say things about you - in magazines or just in everyday life - they can be hurtful. But you'll never make them happy."
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