La Roux Singer Said She Witnessed 'Upsetting' Behavior From Kanye West

Written by on May 4, 2020

La Roux singer Elly Jackson mentioned she noticed Kanye West have interaction in “upsetting and unsettling” conduct when she labored with him years in the past.

Jackson, who collaborated with West on his 2010 hit, “All Of the Lights” and on a remix of La Roux’s “In For The Kill,” described the rap titan as “fascinating” and “wonderful to be round,” however deeply troubling.

“I simply noticed some conduct that wasn’t directed towards me, however I noticed some conduct that I can’t approve of as a human being ― I can’t approve of,” Jackson mentioned on an episode of Phil Taggart’s “Slacker” podcast launched in March. She added that she discovered it “upsetting and unsettling.” 

“He’s a kind of people who’s not 100% regular,” Jackson mentioned. “He’s sort of fascinating. It’s a captivating world to be in for, , like a number of days.”

Regardless of her in depth work with West, Jackson mentioned she didn’t get to know him as a result of “you’ll be able to’t discuss something regular.” 

“You’ll be able to’t simply have a traditional dialog. I didn’t handle to anyway ― I discovered it unimaginable,” she revealed. “He’s on [a] present 24 hours a day, it’s simply him. It’s additionally sort of wonderful to be round. , I’ll by no means be round something like that once more. It was actually unusual.” 

Jackson mentioned she obtained the sensation West wished to come back off as unusual.

She spoke about a few of West’s conduct with a mutual buddy. 

“Certainly one of his pals that I knew afterwards requested me, ‘You sort of checked out me like [West’s behavior] was bizarre, wasn’t it?’” she mentioned. “And I used to be like, ‘Yeah it was fairly bizarre, , and I noticed a few issues occur.’ … I discovered all of it unusual.” 

The buddy, Jackson continued, informed West concerning the dialog and he apparently was insulted sufficient to need an apology. Later, she mentioned she wrote him a “creepy” notice.  

Elly Jackson of La Roux performs live on stage during a concert at the Metropol on Feb. 15, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. 

Elly Jackson of La Roux performs dwell on stage throughout a live performance on the Metropol on Feb. 15, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. 

“I bear in mind writing it. I used to be sat there on my couch lol’ing to myself like, ‘Pricey Kanye,’” she mentioned, calling the entire thing “ridiculous.” She “didn’t say something unhealthy about him,” she insisted, including: “He was completely pretty to me.”  

Jackson spoke out in opposition to West in a 2014 interview with the Sunday Instances after their collaboration. 

“No, fuck him,” she mentioned within the interview. “No person likes him.” 


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