17 November 2023, 12:57
Boy George was never one to back down.
The iconic singer and artist has recently released his new autobiography karmaAnd it takes an interesting look at the life and career of one of pop’s most famous stars.
To celebrate the book, Boy George caught up with Smooth’s Kate Garraway in a new interview.
In the conversation, George opened up about why he decided to write the new book, what challenges might arise, and various words of wisdom he’s learned over the years.
Boy George also talked about his brief relationship with fellow superstars Adele and Madonna, both of whom he is a fan of.
He elaborated on what he wrote about Adele karmaGeorge explained: “So he sent me a signed autograph programme, which was very lovely because I’m not 16. I said, ‘Okay, that’s cool and I love you, you’re amazing’. And then He did this ‘Don’t meet me.
“I think it’s really weird. It’s like, because I bought tickets. I actually paid for a meet and greet, but I didn’t get it. It was so weird. It was like, You love me, but you’re not saying hello to me.
When Kate was asked if she would have done the same thing to a famous fan in the past, she replied: “Never in your life. When I was playing Madison Square Garden, someone came up and said, ‘Here. There are some people named Torvill and Dean.
“I’m like, ‘Get them the best seats in the house’. 1000%. It’s Kiss’s drummer, ‘Get them the best seats’. Of course, that’s what you do. Of course. It’s not a question. “
On any previous disagreements with Madonna, George revealed that he now knows why she was angry with him for the wrong reasons.
“I love Madonna, okay? I mean, I love gossiping about her. It’s hilarious. She’s my contemporary. Do you know what I mean?
“So one of the things I say in the book, which is quite funny, is because she says she met me in the ’80s. That’s not true. She didn’t meet me. She met Pete Burns! And Pete Burns gave her a gift and she thinks it’s me!”
Writing about difficult moments from his past, Boy George said he tries to emulate the intelligence of his three heroes.
“In recovery, we learn life on life’s terms. So that’s what you deal with, I think Bowie said, like, getting older is like becoming who you want to be. I love that.
“As a piece of advice, I was going to Dolly Parton, who was always number one for humor. And Bowie for that kind of wisdom. Yes. And the Queen Mother. Have a gin. When in doubt, a Take gin!”
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When Kate was asked if she generally enjoyed her career, she said: “I think I’m enjoying it more now because I don’t really think of it as a process. It’s like Felt like it was all out of my control. I felt at times like that’s the thing about fame.
“It takes you out of control. People are telling you what to do, and there’s something good about that, but it’s also annoying.
“So when you have those kind of initial moments, you just say, ‘No, I can’t deal with this’. Because no one has taught you another way to express it. It’s hard to say no. Everyone’s work is going for you.
“But we’re taught to be grateful for our careers in this business, that you should be grateful, be grateful. Not that we’re not. Gratitude comes with age, I think, right, when you young, you don’t do that you don’t understand the business and who you are as a person, and when you have to kind of exchange who you are with the business, and then all of a sudden you Experts tell you how you should look and what you should wear, and you’re like, ‘No, I don’t need your help.’
“That’s how I feel now. Just let me do what I do because that’s how I got here in the first place. That’s why you signed me. You signed me because you wanted me to be this person. Now you Want to suppress it? No, you don’t have the right to make this decision.
“I think when you’re in business, I don’t really consider myself in that business. I do a lot of different things. DJing, singing. I like to stay busy. That’s how I relax. to do.”
boy george’s book karma It’s out now. He will be seen on the UK tour Peter Pan This December and January, and will act Moulin Rouge On Broadway next year.