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Sky Ferreira speaks on arrest

By | Published on Wednesday 2 October 2013

Sky Ferreira

Sky Ferreira has talked with Billboard at length re certain things she’s been ‘hitting the headlines’ for of late, mainly her long, long-awaited first LP, ‘Night Time, My Time’ and that arrest in mid-September. As previously reported, Ferreira and her boyfriend, DIIV’s Zachary Cole Smith, were both charged with possession of controlled narcotics – she with ecstasy and he with 42 small bags, or ‘decks’, of heroin, after being stopped by police on various traffic violations.

On the arrest, and subsequent reporting of it and commentary about it, she told the magazine: “It was a lot harder because people don’t really know… I legally can’t say much about what happened, but it’s not what it all seems. I kind of got fucked with. And it’s annoying because I wasn’t charged with his heroin. It says it. The public records are out there. I wasn’t charged with it. Trust me, if I was even anywhere near that, they would’ve charged me because they had no problem charging me with other shit. I’m scared to say more than that because I don’t want them to arrest us anymore”.

Continuing, she added: “I don’t like the way people are treating me and Cole. If I thought someone had a problem, I would help them, I would want to get them help. I wouldn’t just make fun of them or attack them or use them as a way to get publicity for myself. I’m not telling people to feel sorry for us, but use it as a way to get people help instead of trying to embarrass them more”.

Finally, she said: “I know for a fact I’m not a drug addict. That’s all I really have to say about it. I’m sorry if it hurt anyone and I’m not trying to promote drugs and it’s not like an image thing whatsoever. Do you think I want people thinking I’m a heroin addict? No. But people have always said I’m a drug addict, just because I come across a certain way or dress a certain way. So that’s not something that’s new. But I would be in rehab; and I wouldn’t be able to go on stage every day and deal with this”.

It should be noted that Ferreira says plenty of other interesting things in the interview other than talking about her arrest, such as discussing like why it’s hard to tread a fine line between mainstream pop and creative free will, and why it’s taken so long to make an LP she’s happy with. And getting back (finally) to that, ‘Night Time, My Time’ is released on 28 Oct, and features Ferreira’s new single ‘You’re Not The One’: