Grace Jones, singer, actress and fashion icon proved she can not only serve in real life, but she can serve on paper too. Jones holds absolutely nothing back in her new memoir ” I’ll Never Write My Memoirs”, where she basically tells the industry powerhouses of our time to know their history. In an excerpt from the book, she is quoted saying:

‘ Trends come along and people say “Follow that trend”. There’s a lot of that around at the moment: ” Be like Sasha Fierce. Be like Miley Cyrus. Be like Rhianna. Be like Lady Gaga. Be like Rita Ora and Sia. Be like Madonna.” I cannot be like them–except to the extent that they are already being like me.’

Jones then talks about what make her different from her copycats:

 ‘ I have been so copied by those people who have made fortunes that people assume I am that rich. But I did things for the excitement, the dare, the fact that it was new, not for the money and too many times I was the first, not the beneficiary.’

And just when we thought she was naming all names, she talks about someone she named “Doris”:

‘ With this one, who I will call Doris, I thought she was trying on other peoples outfits: she’s a baby in a closet full of other people’s clothes. A little girl playing dress up, putting on shoes that don’t fit. I could see what she wanted to be when I watched her doing something when she started out that was starker and purer. Deep down, she doesn’t want to do all the dressing up nonsense; she loses herself in all the play-acting.’

Jones then talks about stay power & how the Dorisis’ and the Nicki Minajes don’t have it:

‘ The problem with the Dorises and the Nicki Minajes and the Mileys is that they reach their goal very quickly. There is no long term vision, and they forget that once you get into that whirlpool then you have to fight the system that solidifies around you in order to keep being the outsider you claim to represent. There will always be a replacement coming along very soon– a newer version, a crazier version, a louder version. So if you haven’t got a long term plan, then you are merely a passing phase, the latest trend, yesterday’s event.’


Who is Doris? And what else does Mrs. Jones have to tell us ? We can’t wait to find out! “I’ll Never Write My Memoirs” comes out on September 24 and is available for preorder right now on Amazon.



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