Music video addict Robyn
- Bang Showbiz
- 3 November 2010
Robyn didn't have cable TV when growing up, so got her friends to record hours of music television for her, which she watched repeatedly
Robyn didn't have cable TV growing up, so got her friends to record hours of music television for her.
The singer was obsessed with pop music from an early age in her native Sweden, but had to rely on friends to see the latest videos from her favourite bands, as she didn't have music network MTV at home.
Asked about her performance on the channel's Video Music Awards (VMAs) this year, Robyn told ew.com: "I've always been an MTV kid. I grew up trying to get programs from MTV from my friends who actually had cable because I didn't.
"They'd record it on the VCR, and I'd watch the same episodes over and over again. I grew up with American pop culture, so that was cool to be on it."
The 'Indestructible' singer also talked about her gay following - saying she feels particularly conscious not to let her image get in the way of her music.
She added: "But I also feel like it's really important for me to recognise my gay following in a less stereotypical way than when you're this blonde female, like, icon pop star or whatever, because there are so many parts of gay culture that usually do not get recognised.
"I never expect people to like me just because they're gay-I expect people to like me because of the music, and I think - I'm not criticizing people who appreciate me for being blonde and fabulous - I'm just saying that I don't expect people to like me because of that, I just feel connected to the gay scene because of something else."
Robyn's 'Body Talk Part 2' is available now.