Performance artist and musician Grace Jones is coming out with an autobiography, and she definitely names names.
If you're unfamiliar with Grace Jones' music, here's a trippy-ass video to familiarize you:
Grace Jones was definitely a breakthrough artist and musician in the 1980s, and she continues to be a cultural icon who is still innovating and performing. And boy, has she got some sh*t to say about pop stars these days. Time Out shared an excerpt from her upcoming autobiography I'll Never Write My Memoirs, and the word "shade" barely begins to describe her tone:
"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.
"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.
"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."
Folks are speculating that "Doris" is actually supposed to be Beyoncé, but it could be Lady Gaga, who really does love dressing up. And, honestly, who would dare kick the Bey Hive by calling their Queen a "passing event?" Grace Jones, that's who. Get off her trippy-ass new wave lawn!