In a recent conversation on BBC Radio 4's Grounded with Louis Theroux podcast, released Monday, the 33-year-old actress and singer FKA twigs said that people called her "the most hurtful and ignorant and horrible names on the planet" during her relationship with now-ex Robert Pattinson.
She said that it was really and deeply horrific and she thinks it was at a time where she felt like she couldn't really talk about it. She now feels like if she would go through that now, she would definitely be able to talk about it and do some good with it.
The "Don't Judge Me" singer said she wasn't sure if the hate she got was because of her age or whether it was because of the social climate or whether it was because being Black and from Cheltenham (in the U.K.) and from a low-income family, and having to genuinely work twice as hard at everything I do to get a seat at the table.
FKA twigs continued on with the Twilight actor, 34 — who she got engaged to in early 2015 and split from in 2017 after more than two years together, and said he was fans’ white Prince Charming and thinks they considered that he should definitely be with somebody white and blonde and ... not her.
Some of the racist "bullying" went so far as to compare the singer to a monkey. As she explained, for example, if she was wearing a red dress, they would have a photo of a monkey in a red dress, or if I was on a bike, they'd find a monkey on a bike. She really felt the need to try and hide this monkey-ness that they made her believe she had. Luckily, FKA twigs loves who she is now.