“I wouldn’t have been as successful without him. I’ve never really loved anyone like I loved him. Or like I love him. That relationship really shaped me. It made me into a fighter.”
“I suppose if I knew everything about love, I wouldn’t be good at making music, would I?”
“Why are we still talking about ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’? It’s like, what fucking year is it? It makes me crazy! And I have been for three years baking cakes — and now I’m going to bake a cake that has a bitter jelly. The message of the new music is now more bitter than it was before. Because the sweeter the cake, the more bitter the jelly can be.”
Britney and David LaChapelle (photographer) both say they knew the photo would cause a bit of commotion, but they figured it was worth it.
“I said to her, ‘You don’t want to be buttoned up, like Debbie Gibson,’ ” LaChapelle recalls. “I said, ‘Let’s push it further and do this whole Lolita thing.’ She got it. She knew it would get people talking and excited.”
Spears proved, even then, that she was going to take charge of crafting her own image. One night while they were shooting, LaChapelle says, Spears’ manager, Larry Rudolph, walked in at 2 a.m. to find her posing in her bra and panties. Rudolph demanded to know what was going on. “Britney said, ‘Yeah, I don’t feel comfortable,’ ” says the photographer.
“At first I felt betrayed. But as soon as Larry walked out, Britney said, ‘Lock the door’ and unbuttoned her shirt wide open.”
“Holy roller religious people made such a big deal about that photo and I didn’t really get it. That’s the way I’ve always been, and I thought that photo was a good representation of who I really am” – Britney
Article from RollingStone “50th Anniversary Of Rock” issue
Rolling Stone is definitely one of my favorite magazines of all time and has a lot of covers which over the years have become iconic!
So each week I’m gonna feature 2 classic Rolling Stone covers! 😀
Here’s this week’s covers! Serious classics…
John Lennon and Yoko Ono
Q: For the cover, there’s a photo of you and Yoko standing naked facing the camera. And on the backside are your backsides. What do you think people are going to think of the cover?
A: Well, we’ve got that to come. The thing is, I started it with a pure . . . it was the truth, and it was only after I’d got into it and done it and looked at it that I’d realized what kind of scene I was going to create. And then suddenly, there it was, and then suddenly you show it to people and then you know what the world’s going to do to you, or try to do. But you have no knowledge of it when you conceive it or make it.