Producer says he was misquoted
Mark Ronson has angrily denied reports that he said Amy Winehouse was “freaked out” and “upset” by the success of rival singer Adele.
In an interview with Village Voice, the producer was quoted as saying that early discussions with his ‘Back To Black’ collaborator about her third album had been “tense” due to her feeling “competitive” about her ’21’ counterpart’s success.
Ronson, however, said he had been made “so fucking angry” by the comments that he felt obliged to respond, and wrote on his Facebook: “I rarely ever respond to misquotes and wrong information. Plus, it only serves to bring attention to the matter. However in this case, I will not fucking tolerate it.
“Some journalist quoted me as saying Amy was ‘freaked out’ by Adele’s success. Jesus Christ. I read the interview for the first time just now, and there are so many wrong quotes in there. I can tell the dude was writing whatever he wanted because he uses words and language that I never EVER fucking use in my daily life.”
He went on to say: “At one point, he was grilling me about Amy to the point that I said Amy was itching to get back in the studio, and the recent success of others that she had blazed a trail for had put the fire in her belly.” Ronson then said:
But that is absolutely it and all these other words are a complete affront to me, her, Adele and anyone who reads this shite. Sorry to get so fucking angry over something that may seem trivial but some wrongs must be righted.
Ronson recently revealed that Winehouse’s death had made him end his studio sessions with Gossip on their new LP ‘A Joyful Noise’. He said that her passing away had reminded him of how good the pair’s chemistry was, and also made him realise that he lacked the same connection with the Beth Ditto fronted band.
Earlier this month (May 12) a painting which Winehouse made with Pete Doherty and is smeared with her blood sold at auction for £35,000. The piece, which was titled ‘Ladylike’, had been estimated to sell for £50,000-80,000, but failed to make that price bracket.