FKA Twigs opened up about her relationship with Robert Pattinson and what it has been like dealing with haters and tabloid scrutiny and being hounded by paparazzi. The R&B singer spoke at length about the criticism and backlash she has received as his first girlfriend after Kristen Stewart.

FKA Twigs and Robert Pattinson

Photo: FKA Twigs and Robert Pattinson
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The 27-year-old biracial British music artist, whose real name is Tahliah Barnett has received notoriety, yes, indeed international attention and, as she revealed to The New York Times, it has not largely been beneficial or positive.

She told the newspaper, “It’s really hard. I can’t begin to explain how awful it is. It makes you want to just stop everything sometimes. It makes you want to smash your face into the mirror.”

She went on to speak of the racism she has encountered on social media and spoke unsparingly of the impact it has had upon her. She said, “There’s no amount of songs I can sing or dances I can dance that will prove to them I’m not a monkey.” She added, “I didn’t see my life going this way at all.” But she pointed out, “It’s worth it. I’m so happy.”

FKA Twigs recently walked the red carpet with Robert Pattison (pics above and below) at the Met Gala. It was, in fact, the couple’s debut on the red carpet, after months of being hounded by paparazzi, there they were, officially on display of their own choice and volition.

But as we know walking the red carpet can lead one into the possible peril of a fashion fail, and that is just what happened to FKA Twigs. Her Christopher Kane dress also became a target for criticism as some pointed out that it appeared to have a drawing of a certain male body part. She said, “I didn’t think about it. I’m so naive. I’m like, ‘I’m wearing art!’”

The interview is extensive and while the comments on her relationship with her fiance got the lion’s share of attention, the entire discussion gives a glimpse into the new woman in Robert Pattinson’s life, in the years after The Twilight Saga and Kristen Stewart. You can see it in its entirety here.

Photos: FKA Twigs and Robert Pattinson
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