Attention seeker Pete Doherty

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 3 July 2008

Attention seeker Pete Doherty

Pete Doherty is just an attention seeker who seeks notoriety, according to Bobby Gillespie.

The Primal Scream frontman says the troubled Babyshambles star loves having his life played out in public and tries his hardest to manipulate the media.

Bobby - who has overcome drug addiction - said: "I think Pete has learned to manipulate the mass media very well - especially the tabloid newspapers. That's how he does his press, I suppose. I think Pete likes the attention."

Bobby admits he feels sorry for Pete's friend Amy Winehouse because she is constantly followed by paparazzi, who are desperate for something to go wrong.

He added to Britain's Loaded magazine: "I've never wanted that. With the Amy thing... to be honest with you, I think there are a lot of people just hanging around with cameras waiting for that shot when she finally ODs. It's sick. I feel sorry for her, having 40 men outside her house all the time."

Despite his mixed feelings towards Pete, Bobby is still good friends with The Babyshambles rocker's ex-girlfriend Kate Moss - who teamed up with Primal Scream to record the song 'Some Velvet Morning'.

He said: "It was really great fun. Kate's a great girl and I'm really proud of the record we made together. It was a great disco record, a great pop record and has a great video."

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