FKA Twigs Takes A Crap On Pop Stardom

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For those of you who forgot who FKA Twigs is- she’s I guess still engaged to Robert Pattinson and is still doing her thing in the indie/underground music scene. Oddly enough, she’s ALSO on the cover of the May issue of Allure.  You can read the full interview here, but mostly she talks about how she defines herself from the mainstream. And hey, it’s pretty interesting. Here are some highlights:

She just found out she could get expensive facials: “I didn’t realize until about six months ago that people, if they’re singers or actors, they go and have facials and massages and stuff like that. I only just found out.”

Whether she’s okay with nudity: “Yes, when there is a purpose behind it. I feel frustrated when there isn’t. It’s also sad. Trust me, I could take a picture and my bum could look crazy, like a hip-hop honey, but that’s not reality. I used to get anxiety because of that…of what women think it is to be a woman.”

She knows she’s cryptic: “I don’t mean to be a tough interview but I can understand why people might think that.”

Realizing she didn’t have to ask for permission: “I think one of the most painful things I went through making my record is realizing that you don’t have to ask permission. You don’t have to ask permission to do a video saying something that you want to say. All you can do is follow your instincts…”

She can still do her own hair & makeup: “I’m a traditional showgirl in a sense. I spent years of my early 20s working among performance artists. That’s rule one of being an underground artist: You do your own makeup, hair, and costumes.”

Some shade for artists who don’t know how to do things: “Imagine if you were an artist that wasn’t being herself. Imagine you’re an artist that didn’t know how to do your own makeup, didn’t know how to do your own hair, didn’t know how to put an outfit together, didn’t write your own music, didn’t direct your own videos, didn’t produce your own music. They’re not artists. They’re vehicles, vessels. The majority of them are like that… Imagine how hard that must be.”

Don’t label her. “I don’t want to be described as anything. It’s like hashtags. Hashtag this, hashtag that. Hashtag blue, hashtag pink, hashtag cute dogs. Do you know what I mean? Everything has a hashtag.”

She gave away her necklace at the end of the interview: “Here. I want to give you this. The quartz helps with clarity.”

(Via Allure Magazine])

The Allure writer makes note of the fact that they did not ask Twigs directly about Robert Pattinson because it felt “sexist, heteronormative, retrograde, wholly beside the point, and frankly insane to ask about her famous beau.” But…most people get asked about their famous partners, so, I dunno, it’s just kind of part and parcel to being in the spotlight. I love her tone, and her take-no-prisoners attitude about fame. Hear, Hear, FKA.

Photos: Allure

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