Wherein the First Lady of American Pop Rock talks bling, boyfriends and the rumours that she was on drugs. Gawd bless yer, ma’am!
Number two with a bullet in the UK charts, but you had a lot of trouble with your record company with My December, didn’t you?
Every single record that I’ve come out with, the record company hasn’t liked it at first. You play it to them and they’re like, ‘Oh, we don’t hear any singles.’ And I’m like, ‘Of course you don’t. You never do.’ It happens every time; this time’s no different.
So you’ve not been tearing Clive Davis (record exec person) a new arsehole?
Clive and I aren’t yellers. We agree to disagree. I just stood my ground. I was just like, ‘I’m not being mean, I just really like my album.’ Simon Cowell will tell you, I’ve always been my own thing.
Do you get upset when people say that you’re too fat, as they have done in the past?
Oh, god, I grew up in a small town where people say left and right like you should not do that with your hair, you should lose weight, you should gain weight, you’re looking sickly. It’s always different. I’ve been in the press and people have said I’m on drugs because I lost too much weight. I was on a world tour! I was working amazingly hard! You automatically lose weight. I just don’t pay attention to that because I fluctuate like any normal girl. If people think that’s abnormal, well, cool.
You’re single at the moment, aren’t you? What’s your type?
I love a bit of scruff. Someone like James Denton on Desperate Housewives. Oh, my god! He’s so cute! I love that he doesn’t really care. As for being single… I guess there are good days and then there are shit days and you want someone to make out with. But for the most part, like my last boyfriend was wonderful, the total guy you’d want to marry and have kids with, but I’m not ready for that.
Are you still friends with him?
I’m friends with all my exes. Bar one. I’ve only had four boyfriends in my whole life. If I don’t keep in touch then that means you are REALLY not cool. But I’m either all in or not at all. I’m in a relationship or not at all. I don’t really date.
Are you a dumper or a dumpee?
I’d rather be dumped than dump because that’s the worst. You feel horrible. I get all sweaty and want to throw up. It’s horrible.
This was all very sudden for you, the fame thing. Do you ever have a ‘What have I done?’ moment?
No, I’ve just had moments where I’m like so young and I’m the boss and that’s so hard. I can handle it but there are points when you are just, ‘Oh, I’m tired and I want someone else to decide.’
And you can’t unfame yourself…
No, there’s absolutely nowhere I can go. But I’m OK with it, I have a very normal life. I have no desire to be as famous as Madonna or Posh or someone like that.
So, what are you spending all your money on?
I was with my brother and sister on a road trip in Las Vegas once, coming back from the Grand Canyon, and I got so tipsy that I ended up buying this ridiculous diamond cross. I was like, ‘Oooh, I love crosses’ and my sister and I were like, ‘Oh, that sooooo pretty’ and I ended up buying it for a ridiculous amount, like tens of thousands of dollars. It was really stupid and I felt terrible the next day. I wore it to so many things ’cause I thought, ‘You’d better get your money’s worth out of this.’
Kelly’s album My December is ready for purchase right now this minute. Have some!