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Grace Jones is calling out her contemporaries.

Naming no fewer than a dozen wildly successful pop acts - including Rihanna, Miley Cyrus and Lady Gaga - in an excerpt from her upcoming autobiography, I'll Never Write My Memoirs, the controversial model, singer and actress isn't shy when it comes to talking trends and copycats.

"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. "I have been so copied by those people who have made fortunes that 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."

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Jones seems to feel that almost every modern pop star is ripping her off in some way, and points to some specific examples.

"Rihanna... she does the body-painting thing I did with Keith Haring, but where he painted directly on my body, she wears a painted bodysuit," she explains. "That's the difference. Mine is on skin; she puts a barrier between the paint and her skin. I don't even know if she knows that what she's doing comes from me, but I bet you the people styling her know. They know the history."

While Beyonce is the one pop star not called out directly by name -- Sasha Fierce is Queen Bey's old persona -- Jones does reference one star anonymously, dubbing her "Doris."

"I look at Doris and I think: Does she look happy? She looks lost, like she is desperately trying to find the person she was when she started," the actress and singer writes. "She looks like really she knows she is in Vegas, now that Vegas is the whole entertainment world filtered through the internet, through impatient social media. I don't mind her dressing up, but when she started to dance like Madonna, almost immediately, copying someone else, it was like she had forgotten what it was about her that could be unique. Ultimately, it is all about prettiness and comfort, however much they pretend they are being provocative."

 

Provocative, Jones warns, has taken on a new meaning in a generation where every pop star is nearly-nude and singing to the same generic backing beats.

"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," she writes. "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."

Jones also warns that today's celebrity culture leads to quick burnout for pop stars who don't have long-term goals in place.

"The problem with the Dorises and the Nicki Minajes and Mileys is that they reach their goal very quickly," she cautions. "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."

 

"Doris, I would say fame is all well and good if you want to take it to another level. If you have some greater purpose," Jones concludes. "Listen to my advice; I have some experience. In a way, it is me being a teacher, which is what I wanted to be..What is teaching but passing on your knowledge to those who are at the beginning? Some people are born with that gift. With me, the teaching side morphed into the performing side. It's in there. And these are my pupils - Gaga, Madonna, Annie Lennox, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Miley, Kanye West, FKA Twigs and... Doris."

 

 

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I cant believe she called out Madonna tho 

she has done it before. Grace is the original prototype. She was Jean Paul Gaultier muse and his go to girl, then Madonna came along and started going to Grace's show and started to get 'inspiration' for her own stage show and her aesthetic. That cone bra was not worn by Madonna first.-_-

she loves Janet though. ^_^ :rolleyes:

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Get into the rest of what she had to say....so much truth, facts and shade...I LIVE!!!

Rihanna… she does the body-painting thing I did with Keith Haring, but where he painted directly on my body, she wears a painted bodysuit. That’s the difference. Mine is on skin; she puts a barrier between the paint and her skin. I don’t even know if she knows that what she’s doing comes from me, but I bet you the people styling her know. They know the history.

I remember when one of the singers on the list of those who came after me first said that she wanted to work with me. Everyone around me is going: ‘You have to do it, it will be so good for you, it will introduce you to a whole new audience, you will make a lot of money’. No! It will be good for her; she will draw from everything I have built and add it to her brand, and I will get nothing back except for a little temporary attention. No one could believe that I said no, but I am okay on my own. I am okay not worrying about a new audience. If the fuck don’t feel right, don’t fuck it.

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.

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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.

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Could Doris be Katy Perry? 

When she said "Doris statyed to dance like Madonna"... instantly mybmind said Doris CANNOT be Beyonce then. 

 

Then she went on to say Doris is playing "dress up" in other ppls image and losing herself blah blah blah ...

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I thought she was talking about Britney. The person she saw starting out starker and purer but ended up playing dress up. Britney wanted Grace to be in her "I'm a slave for you" VMA performance, but Grace declined that she had already been there and done that. And Britney definitely struggled with who she is (In The Zone/ the cancelled album with Mona Lisa/Blackout) and what her image started out as and has become.

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