FKA Twigs has opened up about past relationship troubles, revealing that she thinks ’emotional abuse can be tender’.
The singer, model and dancer – who is currently in a relationship with ‘Twilight’ star Robert Pattinson – has given a new interview to ES Magazine, in which she speaks about the meaning of the ‘Papi Pacify’ video, where a man sticks his fingers down her throat among other scenes that suggest Twigs is being abused.
“In the relationship I couldn’t communicate,” she said of a past relationship. “The person I was with was stopping me from explaining how I felt. So the physical manifestation is someone putting their hand in your mouth.”
She continued: “But there’s an element, too, of liking that as well. It’s messed up. It’s addictive.
“It’s kind of sexy, like emotional abuse can be tender. That’s why it’s messed up,” Twigs added. “If you are in an emotionally abusive relationship, it can be tender, that’s why you stay. And you stay because there’s a poorly part of your mind that likes it.”