FKA Twigs: “I Don’t Want To Be Famous!”
FKA Twigs makes some interesting comments about not wanting to embrace fame in a new interview, even though she’s dating one of the most recognizable faces in the world.
“I don’t want to be famous!” she declares to Rolling Stone. “It makes me feel sick, the thought of being a famous person. It’s just not me. I’m the happiest when I’m in the studio, not on a beauty parade.” She adds, “I’m not thirsty. I’m not a pop star. I don’t want to reign over all forever.”
Of course, some may argue Twigs has been on a “parade” of sorts over the last month, showing PDA with boyfriend Robert Pattinson. And, as Gossip Cop has reported, the blossoming relationship has led to a disturbing amount of online hate sent her way. Twigs reveals she’s deleted both Twitter and Instagram apps from her phone to cut down her social media time as a result. She wonders to the magazine, “If you stop looking at yourself on the Internet, is it really happening?” Twigs explains, “I really recommend it – nothing happens other than you start reading books more and you start texting your mom more and your life goes back to normal.”
Twigs actually admits she found some inspiration in the cruel comments. “It was all this crazy, racist abuse out of nowhere but if you’re an artist, you have to use everything to your advantage, even the pain.” And that’s exactly what the performer did, channeling the negative energy into her shoot for “Video Girl.” “It was amazing. I was so disturbed, and that comes through in the video. It was almost like the world handing me a weird favor: a slap with one hand, then a kiss on the cheek afterwards,” she says.
It’s been a challenging, but exciting time for the British star, one that follows a far more darker period. “Last year was the most painful year I’ve ever had in my whole life. There were a couple of personal traumatic things that happened – but aside from that, I just realized I was an adult. I didn’t have money. I didn’t have a career. I couldn’t go back home,” she reveals. “Magazines were ringing me up: ‘Front cover! Do this! Wear Jean-Paul Gaultier! Put on this Balenciaga jacket!’ But then I’m going home and saying, ‘I don’t think I can eat next week.'”
Twigs may be able to eat now without worry, but she still harbors quite a bit of darkness, which is just fine by her. She tells Rolling Stone, “I love feeling dark. The whole of my life, when people are getting to know me, they’re like, ‘You’re so cute!’ But how I look is not how I am. If you’re going to get to know me on the body that God gave me, then you’re going to get a shock at some point.” What do you think of Twigs’ comments?