Modenine says he is ‘an artiste, not a celebrity’
Long serving rap artiste Modenine in a recent newspaper interview made it clear that he is an artiste not a celebrity, thus sees no reason why he should put his private life out there.
His exact words:
I guard my personal life with my life. I tell my family members to shy away from the press. My interviews are about my works; I drop an album and I want you to buy it. I don’t want people to know about my personal life, because I am an artiste and not a celebrity. I don’t do music to be famous. Everybody has a reason behind their action and I do music because I am good at it.’
Why do I need to be famous? It is a lie that the person in my life may feel bad that I don’t talk about her during interviews. Some people like to put their family in the limelight like the Kardashians but others don’t because they are private people and the fans need to respect that fact. I follow rappers like KRS One in America and I have never woken up one day to find out who his wife is. I don’t care about any other thing but his music because I am a fan of his music. There are some people that are just too nosy and want to know everything about a person. You cannot know everything
about me. I am from a different era, and in my era, we only follow the music and ignore every other thing.’