FKA Twigs Opens Up About Her Relationship With Robert Pattinson

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Robert Pattinson and FKA Twigs attend the "China: Through The Looking Glass" Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City.

FKA Twigs is still trying celebrity on for a size.

In an interview with the The New York Times, the British performer is opening up about her relationship with Robert Pattinson and all the attention that comes along with it.

"It's really hard – I can't begin to explain how awful it is," she said, noting that she feels like she's "masquerading as a pop star." "It makes you want to just stop everything sometimes. It makes you want to smash your face into the mirror."

The couple reportedly got engaged back in April, and the biracial performer says that the racially-charged comments she's received since then are "relentless." "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," she further noted. "But it's worth it. I'm so happy."

However, she notes, nothing will make her change her art. She said, "Nothing can impale my work or make me choose not to say things a certain way or make an image the way I want."


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