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Grace Jones reveals she refused to collaborate with Lady Gaga because she was 'too affected'

Published 21/09/2015 | 14:10

Grace Jones
Grace Jones

Legendary singer and model Grace Jones has revealed she turned down the opportunity to collaborate with Lady Gaga.

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Jones has just published her autobiography, titled I'll Never Write My Memoirs, and the book covers everything from sex, drugs, and music to her opinions on current female stars.

Speaking to BBC Radio, she said she must find an artist inspiring in order to collaborate with them.

"I say no a lot," she told Sarah Montague.

Lady Gaga attends the 46th Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Gala at the Marriott Marquis on Thursday, June 18, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Lady Gaga attends the 46th Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Gala at the Marriott Marquis on Thursday, June 18, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

"For me, a collaboration has to start like it's planting a seed.  You see if your chemistry works together and then you have an exchange of ideas so if somebody just says come and work with me my initial thing is to say no.

"It doesn't work like that for me.  I have to be... not just like what you do, I have to be inspired by what you do."

Of Gaga, she said, "I was not inspired.

"From the very beginning I met her, I first thought her to be too affected - I thought she was still looking for herself," she continued.

Jones has previously criticised other female stars including Rihanna and Miley Cyrus, "because everything's being done for them.  I think it's different when you get into the details yourself."

When asked who she is inspired by Jones cited British star Adele.

"She's genuine.  You can feel it.  You can't fake it.  I can really size up people."

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