Tuesday, September 25, 2007
London (ANI): British singer Katie Melua has revealed that she prefers privacy and likes to avoid being under the public glare, unlike her fellow singer Amy Winehouse. She insisted that the kind of attention that Winehouse gets from the media is more focused on her personal life rather than her music career, something that she would never want for herself. “I think the coverage Amy Winehouse gets is not the sort of coverage that a musician would want to get at all," the Sun quoted her, as saying.
“It seems to focus on her personal life quite a bit, and I"d absolutely hate that. I hope she"s fine with it and she doesn"t find it too hard," she said.
Katie admitted that she would often go out for drinks, but claimed the places she chose would be the ones where she could avoid the media. “I do go out boozing, but just not to the same places as Amy and Lily. You"ve got to know where to go to avoid press," she told. She further said that she preferred hanging out with the people with whom she became friends before she became a successful singer. “All my friends are the same friends I had a few years ago – I"m not going to abandon them just because I"ve got a career," she said.
“I don"t really know Amy and Lily, so it"d be quite weird to just phone them up and start hanging around with them," she added. Referring to Lily Allen"s loose tongue and her row with Cheryl Cole, she said: "I"d rather my attention was on my music rather than that particular artist."
“But each to their own. You"ve got freedom of speech and you can say whatever you want, it"s her career so she can do whatever she likes," she added.