Robbie Williams censors Russain-themed comeback single
Robbie Williams has revealed he had to amend the explicit content on his comeback single 'Party Like A Russian', which is about Vladimir Putin
Robbie Williams had to censor his comeback single which pokes fun at Russian president Vladimir Putin.
The 42-year-old pop star has released 'Party Like A Russian' and revealed he removed a lot of the lyrics so he wouldn't upset the people of the Eastern European country.
He said: "I had my chisel and whittle at the lyrics.
"There's 147 million people in Russia and I don't want to upset them in any way and I don't know what kind of sense of humour they've got
"I'm not making fun of anybody but I had to take a few things out just to make it more PC - and this is the PC version you're getting."
On the track, he sings: "It takes a certain kind of man with a certain reputation to alleviate the cash from a whole entire nation, take my loose change and build my own space station."
When asked if he thinks the 63-year-old politician will come after him for the song, he said he doubts he will because it's a tongue-in-cheek song, which just pokes funny at Russian's being party animals.
He replied: "I doubt that very much. I hope not. I think the of the record is saying party like a Russian. And we as Brits or you as a New Zealander think that we party really hard.
"I can assure you we're nothing compared to the Russians who are ridiculously good partiers."
Meanwhile, the 'Rock DJ' hitmaker said he thinks there should be more artists like former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher making "pop with dysfunction".
He told The Sun newspaper: "There doesn't seem to be a lot of personality out there.
"There should be a Liam Gallagher making music and being dangerous.
"Everyone seems to be politicking and sticking to scripts.
"We seem to be getting Olympic-scale pop stars.
"They're great too and a sight to behold, but I like my pop with dysfunction."
'Party Like A Russian' is from Robbie's 11th studio LP 'Heavy Entertainment Show', which is out on November 4.