FKA Twigs doesn't care if people don't like her music
- Bang Showbiz
- 1 December 2014
FKA Twigs insists she's not bothered if people criticise her music or her appearance, but she won't tolerate people being racist
FKA Twigs doesn't care if people don't like her music.
The 'Two Weeks' hitmaker - whose real name is Tahliah Debrett Barnett - claims she can handle being criticised for her image or her music on social media but refuses to accept being abused because of the colour of her skin.
The 26-year-old beauty - who is of English, Spanish and Jamaican descent - admitted: "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. 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?"
Tahlia also confessed that despite having bagged herself a superstar boyfriend in 'Twilight' actor Robert Pattison, she's wary of becoming complacent.
She explained to the Observer newspaper: "Oh, I'm nothing. I'm nothing right now. 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 s**t? Probably not."
The 'Water Me' singer added: "I'm appealing to people who want something different. But the world, on the whole, doesn't really embrace different things. Not on the whole."