Kylie Minogue Covers 'BlackBook' June/July 2010
Here’s what the 42-year-old entertainer had to share with editor Nick Haramis for the “Smart” issue:
On the beginning of her career: “I signed up for [unemployment] when I graduated, but I never got a check because I started working on Neighbours. Fame wasn’t the driving force, but I can’t say I didn’t aspire to it at all. I used to daydream as a kid that my neighbor was a record producer and that he would hear me singing.”
On the day before announcing her breast cancer diagnosis: “It was the first time I’d felt such absolute terror. We stopped at a café that day. I remember looking at everyone around me, watching how normal they all seemed, and thinking, These people don’t know now, but they will tomorrow.”
On her last album, X: “That album had some great moments on it, but, as a whole, it wasn’t cohesive. I think people wanted to hear something with more gravitas considering what I’d just been through, but the most personal songs I’d written, like ‘Ruffle My Feathers,’ didn’t end up on the album. That one was about cancer: How could you do this to me? How could you ruffle my feathers? It’s symbolic, but also, very literally, cancer put an end to my Showgirl tour.”
On her father’s advice: “My dad has always said since the very beginning, ‘Kylie, you know you can say no to any of this. You can walk away from the whole thing if you want.’ But I’m a people-pleaser. ‘No’ doesn’t come naturally to me.”
Read Kylie‘s full interview at BlackBookMag.com!
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