(Radio.com) Famed model turned singer turned actress Grace Jones recently penned a memoir, curiously titled I'll Never Write My Memoirs, which details her life in the art world and entertainment industry. And like any great celebrity memoir, it also includes its fair share of shade.
Time Out London posted an excerpt from the memoir that has since been taken down. In it, Jones offers a curt rebuttal to those encouraging her to follow the trends in pop music. "There's a lot of that around at the moment," she writes. Aiming her sharp opinions at a host of pop stars, Jones relates some advice that she has ignored through the years: "'Be like Sasha Fierce (Beyonce). 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."
"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. 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."
Interestingly enough, for all the barbed opinions she's throwing at some of the biggest names in music, she saves her most severe critique for a pop star she refuses to name. Instead, choosing to call the person 'Doris,' Jones writes how 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' She looks lost, like she is desperately trying to find the person she was when she started." Read more here.