FKA Twigs Admits She’s Never Seen ‘Twilight’
FKA Twigs is engaged to Robert Pattinson, but that doesn’t mean she’s watched his movies. The singer said in a Sunday Times interview that she’s never seen him as a vampire in the “Twilight” saga.
It’s a little surprising, since his role as Edward Cullen in the film series jumpstarted his career. But when asked if she’s seen the four films, she simply said, “no.”
She was also asked what it’s like dating a famous person — which is a little weird, because, hello,she’s a famous person too! Her response is too cool: “I don’t understand what the levels [of fame] are,” she said. “I’m a bit naive.”
She continued with a very thoughtful, FKA-esque explanation: “I don’t engage in that world, even with myself, even with my own career,” she said.
It seems like the artist, born Tahliah Debrett Barnett, is staying true to herself without letting the fame get to her. Her debut album, LP1, was a critic’s dream, and later this month, she’s in the running for a prize at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards for Artist To Watch. But even while she’s getting all sorts of attention, she’s not going to go crazy with industry events or high-profile parties.
“I’m not the kind of person who goes to an exhibition on a Thursday night just because everyone is,” she said. “It’s so bad to be basic. I don’t have an average day. I hate that kind of thing.”
She also revealed that she got mugged near her house, that she still deals with racism every day, and she broke down while explaining a sad interaction with a sick fan. After a guy tweeted a photo of a sick girl at her concert, she wanted to reach out to them, but horrible people made the whole interaction go awry.
“I wrote back on Twitter, ‘Thank you so much for coming to my show, stay strong,’” Twigs told the magazine. “They all started attacking her. Within 20 seconds it was just like, n—-, monkey, ugly, die, bitch, all this stuff on his feed. It broke my heart…this lady who is really sick and is probably going to die. I’m not crying for me, but because it’s so upsetting. I feel like I’ve subjected her to that.”
FKA Twigs has been called those words too, and she said, as a woman of color, she has to work much harder to be where she wants to be:
“Sometimes people are going to treat you differently because of the color of your skin,” she said. “Sometimes they will look at you differently or you’ll be in a work scenario and you’ll feel people are being a bit different towards you and you can’t really put your finger on it. It’s going to be maybe because of how you look. But they’re 100% in the wrong. Sometimes you’re going to have to work 10 times harder than somebody else to get the same appreciation, but never use it as an excuse.”
- Emilee Lindner.
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