Grace Jones Takes Aim At Beyoncé, Rihanna And Nicki Minaj
Later this month, Grace Jones’ highly-anticipated memoir, I’ll Never Write My Memoirs, will be released—and it’s sure to be entertaining.
Wednesday, Time Out published an excerpt from the 67-year-old’s book in which she takes aim at some of today’s most sought-after entertainers—including Beyoncé, Rihanna and Nicki Minaj—whom she feels have “no long-term vision” and merely “dress up as though they are challenging the status quo.”
“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,” Jones writes.
Apparently, imitation isn’t the highest form of flattery to Jones since she believes these figures are making millions by emulating her.
“I have been so copied by those people who have made fortunes that people assume I am that rich,” she continues. “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.”
I’ll Never Write My Memoirs hits stands September 29.