Grace Jones is crazy on the outside. Her clothes, pictures, music videos and performances affirm that she is.
However, the Pull Up To My Bumper star is in touch with her sanity and she says whatever she feels. In her autobiography titled I’ll Never Write My Memoirs, she talks about trends and celebrity life and by Jude, she wasn’t very nice in her comments.
“Trends come along and people say, ‘Follow that trend’. There’s a lot of that around at the moment: ‘Be like Sasha Fierce. Be like Miley Cyrus. Be like Rihanna. Be like Lady Gaga. Be like Rita Ora and Sia. Be like Madonna.’ I cannot be like them – except to the extent that they are already being like me…”
“With this one, who I will call Doris, I thought she was trying on other people’s outfits: she’s a baby in a closet full of other people’s clothes, a little girl playing dress-up, putting on shoes that don’t fit.”
“I could see what she wanted to be when I watched her doing something when she started out that was starker and purer. Deep down, she doesn’t want to do all the dressing-up nonsense; she loses herself inside all the play-acting.”
“The problem with the Dorises and the Nicki Minajes and Mileys is that they reach their goal very quickly. There is no long-term vision, and they forget that once you get into that whirlpool then you have to fight the system that solidifies around you in order to keep being the outsider you claim you represent…”
“There will always be a replacement coming along very soon -– a newer version, a crazier version, a louder version. So if you haven’t got a long-term plan, then you are merely a passing phase, the latest trend, yesterday’s event.”
These statements may sound harsh and untrue for artistes like Beyonce (and Rihanna of course) but the Doris bit is…
That’s definitely Lady Gaga….or Nicki Minaj.
Who do you think it is?