Benjamin Clementine

On-stage, I definitely want to use my real self because I’m singing to people who believe in what I’m singing, and I believe in what I’m singing, but they shouldn’t be fooled because we all have fake selves and it’s in there somewhere. It’s not pretending to hurt somebody; it’s just something that comes out of me, from my experience.

Some people are saying that my music is not for Burberry, it’s not for fashion. I know where they’re trying to go but if you’re saying my music is only for deprived and sad people, then you’re not helping me and you’re not helping yourself. It’s meant to be for everyone.