FKA Twigs Calls Robert Pattinson “The Man That I Love”
She tells The Guardian magazine The Observer, “That side of my life [with the paparazzi has] nothing to do with me. That’s, like… That is the… side of life of the man that I love.” Twigs continues on in her stream of consciousness, “And… when that started happening I had to… Because that is the opposite of who I am as a person, and it was weird…”
“Then I had to sit back and have a conversation with myself and I had to say: that is something really horrible. No, not horrible, I don’t find it horrible, it’s something that’s very challenging. I look uncomfortable because I am uncomfortable,” she explains. “But then it’s, like, is this person in my life worth that? And he is, without question. Do you know what I mean? In comparison to how happy I am. And how I feel with him. It’s 100 percent worth it.”
That said, some of the racist backlash from fans has taken Twigs by surprise. She acknowledges, “Obviously I know if you’re putting yourself out there, saying, ‘Hey! Listen to my music!’ with pictures of yourself in the magazines, then people are going to judge you. ‘I hate her music. I hate her hair. I hate her production. I hate her videos.’ Fine: don’t care.” She goes on, “That’s the great thing about art, it’s not for everyone. But when it comes to racism, really? In this day and age? Pick that?”
Twigs’s profile has blossomed in recent months, thanks to both her professional and person lives, but the British star still considers herself to be “nothing.” “I think it’s easy to sit in this trendy café, in a trendy little area of New York, and say ‘Ooh, I’m FKA Twigs’. But outside of these four blocks, does anybody really give a sh*t? Probably not,” she tells the outlet. “I’m well aware if I walk down one street in New York, I’ll hear people say: ‘Oh my gad!’ And if I walk down another street: nothing. And those streets are blocks apart from each other.”
Twigs adds, “I’m at a stage where I want to find things really difficult. Because now, at this point in my career – it’s maybe where some artists sit back on their laurels. Sit back and believe the hype when you haven’t actually done anything yet.” What do you think of the comments?