Legendary model and singer Grace Jones continues to share her dislike of being used as the inspiration for today’s celebrities.


Remember when Amber Rose was once the muse for Kayne West instead of Kim Kardashian?


Well the 67-year-old who is currently the star of the first two covers of Paper Magazine ‘Nastalgia Issue’, discusses her thoughts on Kanye’s recreation of her and Jean Paul Goude iconic works is done badly and in poor taste, and not seeing it as paying homage.


Kanye has been ripping off stuff from me and Jean-Paul Goude for a long time, so it was no surprise to me,” speaking of the image from Amber’s 2009 Complex Magazine shoot.


It’s so like, “I can’t beat him, [so I guess I’ll try to] understand him, but he did it with somebody else and really badly.







Oh but it doesn’t end with Kanye of course, according to US Weekly the Jamaican born fashion icon appeared on Bevy Smith on SiriusXM’s Bevelations show where she discussed meeting singer Lady Gaga and not connecting with her.


Describing their first meeting she says, “Gaga came to me, and I just could not find a soul. I come from church — maybe that has something to do with it. I like to get to the soul of a person. I just didn’t feel a soul.”


Although, she also goes onto say that she feels the star may have just been nervous meeting her, and may not be soulless, but she had met Gaga on three other occasions through Irish designer Philip Treacy, whom she had worked with in the past.


Unfortunately, these meetings didn’t help Jones warm to the ‘Born This Way Singer‘, or she was at least displeased with Treacy.







Jones explained her anger and not taking a liking to Lady Gaga imitating her wearing Treacy’s designs, “ I know Philip needed to make some money, but you know what, can you just wait until I finish my tour before you repeat what we are working on?”


It is in no way a secret that Lady Gaga has been inspired by both Grace Jones and Madonna, who also had her own feelings on the 29-year-old ‘Applause’ singer. It must suck knowing the people you look up to feel this way about you. Hey, shes winning either way.







At this point it is hard to understand what Grace Jones’ view of paying homage to her is, or why she isn’t flattered by being the inspiration for today’s artist.


The moral of the story?

Leave Grace’s past work alone, she is not here for your interpretations of her of work it seems. Miss Grace Jones does not want to be your inspiration.


It sure would be interesting see hear what her thoughts were on the cover of her fellow Jamaican, Lady Patra‘s 1995 hit ‘Pull Up to the Bumper‘? Or maybe the feelings on the renditions are only limited to fashion and artwork? Who knows.



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