Words can't even describe!
Tori Amos, whom we worship, chats at length about Perezzzz in this new interview with Out magazine.
Here's what they say:
Out: I know Perez Hilton is a big fan of yours — is the feeling mutual? Do you think he and his cohorts work for the forces of good or the forces of evil?
Tori: I don’t go on the website all the time because I’d never get anything done if I did, and he knows that. But when the lights are off and you’re just sitting and talking to him he’s a wonderful force.
So you two are friends?
We’re acquaintances. We’ve met. I think he can have a very sharp blade — there’s no question about that. And there’s a persona there — that’s why somebody like that becomes bigger than life by talking about what other people are doing. That is his art form — talking about what other people are doing. Now when you do that, you can’t always be complimentary or it’s not sustainable. There is no career there. So if you’re one of the sacrifices along the way, it can’t feel good. It just can’t. But I think that if he weren’t doing it somebody else would be doing it. There’s always going to be somebody who’s commenting on celebrities.
And there’s something about his particular brand of panache or style that you can get behind?
I think he’s funny, but more than that, he’s very smart. He’s scary smart. And that’s why this is occurring — because he’s extremely intelligent. No different than Brian — Marilyn Manson. I don’t know him personally but I know people who’ve worked with him. A highly intelligent individual that created Marilyn Manson, a very smart person. Sometimes people forget that when they talk about the panache — that sometimes really distracts, intentionally, and masks you from the mastermind. But there is a huge mastermind that lives in Perez. And some people would find that very calculating, but then anybody that’s really good with concepts has to know that the concept is airtight. And if you have a good concept, you’ll inspire hate as well as ecstasy. Because if it’s just OK, nobody gets hard. It’s just one of those things — it can occur while you’re at the dentist — it doesn’t matter. But if it pushes those buttons in some way, then you have to know it’s a fucking great concept but it might not be what the public wants all the time. That doesn’t mean they’re right. When it comes to art, the public isn’t always right. The public likes what they like for all kinds of reasons. And sometimes it’s, “It’s just because I want it this way!” But that doesn’t mean it’s the most exciting choice.
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