Terry G is known for his very loud songs and eccentric dance moves, even though he claims he’s nothing like that in real life.
In a recent chat with Punch, Terry G opened up on his marriage life, career and why he doesn’t get endorsement deal due to his personal brand.
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On his marriage life
“It will happen very soon but it takes planning and much more. Ironically, I am facing a lot of pressure regarding marriage but it is not from either of our families. The pressure is from outsiders. I want to work hard and be stable. I want to work to the extent that I would not rely on music because I do music for fun. Everybody knows that she lives with me and I am already living like a married man.”
Why he like being controversial
“It is what sells. I am not the rave-of –the –moment artiste but I am still very relevant in the industry and it is because I am controversial. I love the controversy. I like making people talk.”
On if he agree that he have calmed down since he had a kid
“Yes it is true. Anybody that has a child must calm down, it is a general thing. Once you have a child, you must become a responsible man. That is when people would know that the madness is deliberate and it is just being done to make money. My son is a British citizen and he is going back to school in London in March. This is to show people that I know what I am doing. The craziness is what puts food on my table and money in my bank accounts. There are people that support and love it.”
On why he removed studs from his face
“I stopped because I already set the pace and everybody is piercing now. I will still do something that they will follow.”
The most expensive fashion item he own
“It is my jewellery but I cannot say the amount I bought it for security reasons. They are investments and even my earring is gold.”
The kind of clothes he feel most comfortable in
“I love looking hip-hop. Dressing is a style and there are so many reasons I am not on a billboard. I will not cut my hair for any reason neither would I change my brand. I cannot lose this image because of my fans and I love them so much.”
On why he loves wearing bright coloured clothes
“I like flashy colours because of the kind of shoes I wear. I like blue, red, and green. I like colours a lot but I do not like pink. I believe pink and purple are colours for homosexuals”
The fashion item he can’t leave home without
“That would be my jewellery. They call me Mr. Bling Bling, I started it.”
The biggest fashion mistake he have made
“There was a time I put different colours on my hair at once. My hair was multi-coloured and I looked like a masquerade. It had yellow, green and red. That was a big fashion regret but I just wanted people to talk about my brand. I just started out back then.”
Since you portray craziness with your brand, can you do that hairstyle again?
“Never, God forbids.”