Music Is Art – – Art Is No Longer Art When It Is A Commodity

September 11, 2015

Grace Jones has blasted stars including Beyonce, Kanye West, Miley Cyrus, Rihanna and Nicki Minaj in an excerpt from her new autobiography, ‘I’ll Never Write My Memoirs’.

The 67-year-old ‘Slave to the Rythm’ star said of the younger generation: “I have been so copied by those people who have made fortunes, people assume I am that rich. But I did things for the excitement, the dare, the fact that it was new, not for the money, and too many times I was the first, not the beneficiary.”
She accused the superstars of following trends, and copying the people who came before them instead of coming up with their own ideas and challenging the status quo.
Grace Jones said: “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.” She also condemned the clothing of the younger female stars, accusing them of playing up to what she calls “the status quo.” “They dress up as though they are challenging the status quo, but by now, wearing those clothes, pulling those faces, revealing those tattoos and breasts, singing to those fractured, spastic, melting beats – that is the status quo. “You are not off the beaten track, pushing through the thorny undergrowth, finding treasure no one has come across before.” “You are in the middle of the road. You are really in Vegas wearing the sparkly full-length gown singing to people who are paying to see you but are not really paying attention. If that is what you want, fine, but it’s a road to nowhere.” Grace Jones is playing at Bestival on the Isle of Wight this weekend. I’ll Never Write My Memoirs’ by Grace Jones is published by Simon and Schuster on September 24. Source: The Telegraph

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