With four decades of music industry experience under his belt, Boy George has a few things to say about his fellow artists.
The Culture Club singer chatted with Billy Bush and Kit Hoover on Access Hollywood Live about his new album, “This Is What I Do,” and also weighed on some of today’s biggest music artists.
On Justin Bieber & Miley Cyrus’ “Boy-Girl Thing”: “[Justin Bieber] is gorgeous! … I was in the store the other day and I was looking at Miley Cyrus and I was thinking, actually she has a kind of androgyny about her and similarly does Justin Bieber. And I think some of the biggest kind of stars have that kind of boy-girl thing.”
On Not Giving Advice To Young Artists: “The thing about sort of giving advice to young stars, they’re not gonna listen to me are they? I wouldn’t listen to them. I always think I hope they make it…through whatever they’re going through.”
On Who Has Managed To “Keep It Together” Best: “Probably Kylie Minogue… the other night, I gave her an award and I was saying she’s become a kind of gay icon without falling apart, which is unbelievable. Usually when you become a female gay icon, you’re sort of a drunk or you’ve like been divorced 50 times… even Madonna has, you know, kept it together.”
On His Past Romantic Relationship With Culture Club’s Jon Moss… Who Later Married A Woman: “Our relationship is like a mystery. It’s like, we know it happened, but there’s not really proof anymore, it’s kind of weird. We’re really good friends now. One of the great things is when you can grow up a bit and then of sort of be friends with the people you went out with. I have like three or four ex-lovers that I’m really good friends with and I’m probably better friends with them, now that we’re not lovers, than we were when we were together.”
Boy George’s new album, “This Is What I Do,” is available now.
-- Jesse Spero